What is Landcare?
Landcare is a national community volunteer program aiming to improve land, water and environment.
The Corangamite Landcare Program has eleven Landcare networks and locally-based Landcare Facilitators. There are more than 152 Landcare and community-based natural resource management groups with more than 4,200 volunteers developing innovative partnerships to achieve large-scale landscape projects.
The diversity of the Landcare groups includes rural, urban and coastal communities with group members working to protect, enhance and restore private and public land.
What do Landcare volunteer groups do?
Landcare works with community groups promoting and delivering environmental and sustainable agriculture projects designed to help farmers and land managers. This includes pest plant and animal management on private and public land, soil health and revegetation projects to improve land management practices and riparian management. Landcare brings together individuals and communities who are passionate about improving their local landscape.
Faces of Corangamite Landcare
Celebrating 30 years of Landcare, stories captured in the Faces of Landcare indicate that Landcare means many different things to many different people, from those just establishing their group to those who have played a major role in Landcare’s foundation in locations all across the Corangamite catchment.
Underlying the contrasting motivations for those involved in Landcare is a commitment to sustainable land management for future generations. And the opportunity to get together to learn and share knowledge with like-minded people.
How can I get involved?
The Corangamite CMA hosts a Victorian Government funded Regional Landcare and Volunteer Coordinator position to work with Landcare groups and networks to share information, develop promotional materials, discuss challenges and make regional decisions to achieve positive results. This position works to meet key priorities of the Victorian Landcare Program and Corangamite Landcare Support Plan.
For general Corangamite Landcare enquiries contact:
Regional Landcare and Volunteer Coordinator
1800 002 262
The Corangamite CMA hosts an Australian Government funded Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator (RALF) who works with Landcare, agriculture industry, grower and community groups who have a sustainable agriculture focus. The RALF supports the delivery of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program sustainable agriculture outcomes.
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator (RALF)
Karen O’Keefe (Monday-Thursday)
1800 002 262