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 include:
- Regional coordinated pest plant control including foxes and cats
- Sustainable agriculture focusing on environmental and economical outcomes
- Field days
- Protecting remnant vegetation
- Revegetation of waterways
- Development of habitat corridors
- Cooperative strategies for local land degradation issues
Benefits of becoming a member:
- Access to information, advice & resources
- Improved farm productivity
- Taking practical action on pressing environmental issues
- Meet your neighbours, local contacts
- Improved amenity of local area
- Getting to know like-minded people
- Access to funding opportunities
- Being part of the bigger picture
- Accessing subsidised training, events and field days
- Equipment hire including tools and BBQ
How can I get involved?
If you would like to become involved in Landcare,
please click HERE
This Sunday 28th August is National Tree Day. Join us in planting more than 1000 indigenous plants on a property in Red Hill as part of our ‘Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat Biolink’ properties. Tree planting is a great way to meet your neighbours, take part in a local environmental project and develop contacts in the sustainable land management field.
When: Sunday 28th July meeting 9am for a 9.30am start Concludes at 1pm (come for an hour, or stay the whole day)
Location: ‘Sussex Farm’ 2 Gibb Road, Red Hill
For more information or to register contact:
Chantal Kelly – Dunns Creek Biolink Project Coordinator
Please bring a water bottle and wear appropriate clothing,
including wet weather gear and closed toe sturdy footwear.