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Welcome from the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network

The Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network (MPLN) represents the 12 Landcare groups on the Mornington Peninsula. The MPLN was formed in 2014 to enable local Landcare groups to work together more effectively to address local land management issues and develop projects to enhance the environment.

What is Landcare

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

Examples of Landcare activities

  • Protecting remnant vegetation through bushland restoration and weed removal
  • Development of habitat corridors through revegetation
  • Regional coordinated pest animal control including foxes and cats
  • Rehabilitation of waterways
  • Cooperative strategies for local land degradation issues
  • Sustainable agriculture focusing on environmental and economic outcomes
  • Field days and workshops

Benefits of becoming a member of Landcare on the peninsula

  • Access to information, advice & resources including subsidised training, events and field days
  • Taking practical action on pressing environmental issues
  • Improved farm productivity
  • Improved amenity of local area
  • Access to funding opportunities
  • Access to equipment hire including tools and BBQ
  • Meeting your neighbours and local contacts
  • Getting to know like-minded people

In addition to the many practical and tangible benefits of being a part of Landcare, those involved in Landcare will testify to a greater sense of self, both physically and mentally. This is a result  of  an enhanced link with the local community and environment. This, in turn, has boosted community wellbeing. The Landcare movement has long sought to quantify the significance of these benefits. Now, newly published findings by KPMG Australia in partnership with Landcare Australia, indicate Landcare volunteers enjoy substantial improvements to their mental and physical wellbeing – with a significant decrease to their healthcare costs. You can read the  Wellbeing benefits of Participating in Landcare report here.

 

You can check out our Facebook page @mplandcare
and Instagram #mplandcare 

 

How can I get involved

If you would like to become involved in Landcare, please click HERE