Merricks-Coolart Catchment Landcare Group


Merricks Coolart Catchment Landcare aims to protect the diversity and extent of natural ecosystems and species in the catchment and to protect and improve the quality of water in the catchment’s waterways.MCCL has members from across the catchment – see map below – which includes Balnarring, Balnarring Beach, Merricks, Merricks North, Somers and parts of Red Hill.

Like all Landcare groups, we focus on the environment, but we cater to a wide range of interests including sustainable farming, feral animal control, plant identification, weed control and more.  We are an active, friendly group. Activities include working bees on private and public land, tours of member properties, information sessions, and a biolink (wildlife corridor) project.

Being a member of the group gives you access to information about many exciting opportunities relating to sustainable land management, including free workshops and courses, and funding opportunities to help you manage your land sustainably.

Click on the link below to download our brochure:

MCCL Landcare Brochure Print Ready PDF 1


Working bee at Balnarring Primary School

11 December @ 1:30 pm - 11 December @ 3:00 pm

All welcome to assist Balnarring Primary School in the maintenance of their beautiful wetlands. Meet outside the carpark in Civic Crt at 1:30pm Please bring weeding and pruning tools and appropriate clothing (closed-toe shoes, long pants, hats, suncream). For more information, email: Hannah

Walking tour – Coolart Reserve

16 December @ 4:00 pm - 16 December @ 5:00 pm

Join your local Landcare Group for a stroll around some of the lovely reserves in our neighborhood. Learn more about the history of the area and the indigenous flora and fauna. We suggest you wear sturdy shoes, long pants and shirt and hat. Please bring your own water bottle and if you wish to stay […]