Landcare on the Mornington Peninsula

Landcare is a grass-roots organisation formed by people interested in protecting and restoring their local environment and contributing to sustainable landscapes. Run by local volunteers, Landcare involves more than 4000 groups across Australia working together to do something practical to protect Australia’s unique environment.  

Locally, ten Landcare groups make up the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network. The network was established to assist local Landcare groups to deal more effectively with the administration of large-scale projects, collaborate on cross-boundary issues such as weeds and pests, as well as developing biolinks across the landscape.

Examples of local Landcare activities include:

  • Regionally coordinated weed and pest animal control (including foxes and cats)
  • Sustainable agriculture focusing on environmental and economical outcomes
  • Field days
  • Protecting remnant vegetation
  • Waterway revegetation
  • Creating habitat corridors
  • Cooperative strategies for local land degradation issues 

The Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network has developed the Small Rural Property Guide - a landholder resource for common land management issues on smaller rural properties.

Download: Mornington Peninsula Small Rural Property Guide(PDF, 1MB)

Get involved

If you are interested in getting involved please contact the Shire's Landcare Facilitator Chantal Morton on chantalmorton@mornpen.vic.gov.au 

You can also search the Volunteering Mornington Peninsula website for other environmental care volunteering opportunities.