Balcombe and Moorooduc Landcare Group

 

Balcombe and Moorooduc Landcare Group is a friendly and dynamic group which covers Mt Eliza, Mornington, Mt Martha and Moorooduc.

The group is composed of community-minded volunteers from a range of backgrounds, whose aim is to improve the local environment by:

– Preserving local flora and fauna
– Promoting sustainable agriculture
– Controlling feral animals
– Controlling weeds

It is envisioned that the work being undertaken will help conserve our native wildlife. Our part of the Peninsula is blessed with some small surviving remnants of natural habitat. These remnants could support a remarkable array of fauna, including Southern Brown Bandicoot, Koalas, possums, antechinus, echidnas, native swamp rat, skinks and lizards and frogs. The creation of habitat links allows creatures to move through the landscape, increasing the viability of their populations and reducing the likelihood of local extinctions.

Our projects include the “Balcombe Creek Habitat Project” which involves connecting children to nature through the creation of animal habitats along Balcombe Creek, Mt Martha.

We are now broadening the focus of the group, looking at assisting landholders in the region to improve the conservation value of their properties and learn about and implement best practice sustainable agriculture.

We welcome enquiries and new members.

Joining is easy, simply register online by clicking on the ‘Get Involved’ button to the right of this page or download and return our Membership Brochure.

Please contact Secretary Leeanne O’Connor with your enquiries: bmlgcommittee@gmail.com

Events

Balcombe & Moorooduc – Biolink Field Day and planting event

22 May @ 10:00 am - 22 May @ 12:30 pm

Members and friends of the Balcombe & Moorooduc Landcare Group, are invited to join us for a Landcare activity on a local farm on Sunday  22nd May. Balcombe and Moorooduc […]

Devilbend Information Talk and Working Bee

20 March @ 10:00 am - 20 March @ 2:00 pm

Join Balcombe and Mooroduc Landcare and  local environmentalist Hansi Wegner from The Crew at Daangean – Citizen Science, to hear about their work helping survival of the Long-Neck Turtles within […]

Balcombe & Moorooduc Landcare Event: Property tour, working bee & BBQ

25 September @ 10:00 am - 25 September @ 12:00 pm

Balcombe & Moorooduc Landcare Group invites you to a Landcare working bee at Tanglewood Estate When: 10 am Sunday 25th September Join us for an inspiring visit and working bee […]

Mt Eliza Regional Park (Victory Reserve) weeding and local history walk

23 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 23 February 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Join our Landcare members and hear from a long-term volunteer and Shire representative talk about Mount Eliza Regional Park, its past present and future. Post-talk, we’ll treat some woody weeds. […]

Composting Workshop

8 September 2019 @ 10:30 am - 8 September 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Join us for a hands-on composting workshop where you’ll learn a variety of composting techniques.

Cool burn & fire biodiversity talk

11 August 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 11 August 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Balcombe & Moorooduc Landcare Group invites you to a Cool burn working bee & fire & biodiversity talk. Come and join our Landcare members and hear from a CFA speaker […]

Projects

‘Balcombe Creek Habitat Project’  – connecting children to nature through the creation of animal habitats along Balcombe Creek, Mt Martha.

Workshops and field days

  • Composting workshop
  • Cool burn education workshop
  • Mornington Railway  Reserve field day &  woody weed control