Landcare is a community-based volunteer movement that coordinates actions to care for our land. Joining your local Landcare group is a fantastic way of learning more about sustainable land management from local people.
Moorabool Landcare and environmental networks
There are many ways for landowners and residents to get involved with caring for their local environment.
We are fortunate to have 13 Landcare groups and several Friends-of groups working to improve our local environment.
Our local groups offer lots of local knowledge and help to its members with environmentally proactive projects.
Landcare groups are volunteer networks of landowners, working together to improve the health of their local environment in both rural and urban settings.
Landcare groups offer local advice and support to members regarding many land management issues including:
- Weeds and pests
- Tree selection and planting
- Erosion control
- Native flora and fauna
Contact your Landcare group:
Moorabool Landcare Network
Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group
Ph: 0459 622 588
Ph: 0497 770 075
Moorabool Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee
The Committee was formed in 1998.
It has representatives from each of the following:
- Moorabool Landcare and Friends Groups
- Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF)
- Country Fire Authority (CFA)
- Council members
Meetings are on the first Monday of each month.
Representatives dicsuss land management issues and provide advice to Council.
Moorabool Environment Group
Some of the activities of the group include:
- No new coal Bacchus Marsh campaign
- Providing environmental information for the community
- Solar information sessions
- Spring garden workshops (such as keeping chooks, starting a worm farm, and growing succulents)
- Monthly produce swap in Bacchus Marsh
- Ballan Hospital Community Garden
- Clean Up Australia events
- Local Landcare and Friends Groups
Contact your local group
If you are interested in attending a meeting or becoming a member please contact the relevant group.