Welcome from the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network!
The Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network (MPLN) represents the 11 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
Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network’s ‘National Tree Day’ in late July was a great success, with nearly 2000 plants installed in one 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.
Local resident Gemma and her family enjoyed getting their hands dirty and finding out why trees are so important for our environment. Daughter Leonie shared her experience at ‘show and tell’ the next day.