The Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network (MPLN) represents the 11 Landcare groups on the Mornington Peninsula. The MPLN was formed in 2013 to enable the local Landcare Groups to work together more effectively to address local land management issues and develop projects to enhance the environment.
The mission of the Network is to protect and enhance the unique environment of the Mornington Peninsula by promoting responsible care of the land.
Key areas of interest
MPLN has four major areas of interest including:
* Protection of existing remnant vegetation and the fauna these valuable areas support through control of environmental weeds.
* Reconnection of remnant patches of vegetation throughout the landscape through the creation of biolinks
* Control and management of weeds and pests in order to protect productive land and the natural environment.
* Improved landholder uptake and implementation of sustainable agricultural practices.
* Improved condition of waterways and wetlands.
Whilst the MPLN’s focus to date has been on biolinks, the large number of new small acreage landholders to the peninsula has increased has broadened our emphasis towards the promotion of sustainable agriculture. The Network is a starting point to access information, meet others with similar interests and link people with agencies and organisations that can help support community and Network activities and works.
Our key projects are the “Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape” (LMPL) Biolink planning project and the “Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat Biolink” (GB2AS). See Projects page (LINK) for more information.