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 broadening the focus of the group, 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 the Balcombe and Mooro0duc secretary with any enquiries: bmlgcommittee@gmail.com or Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BMLandcareGroup/

Committee for 2024
Tony O’Conn0r, President
Daniel Idczak, Vice President
Marc Buchanan, Treasurer

Events

MP Koala Tree Planting – Mount Martha

16 June @ 9:00 am - 16 June @ 12:30 pm

Come and spend the morning with us to plant 100s of koala food trees and other local trees and shrubs to increase koala habitat in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula town […]

MP Koala Tree Planting – Tuerong

6 July @ 9:00 am - 6 July @ 12:30 pm

Come and spend the morning with us to plant 100s of koala food trees and other local trees and shrubs to increase koala habitat in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula town […]

Devilbend Hastings Biolink Planting Day

15 September @ 10:00 am - 15 September @ 12:30 pm

Location: Tuerong For details email bmlgcommittee@gmail.com

Mornington Railway Reserve and Balcombe and Moorooduc Landcare AGM

17 November @ 10:00 am - 17 November @ 12:30 pm

Mornington Railway Reserve and AGM Details: bmlgcommittee@gmail.com

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

Balcombe and Moorooduc Biolink – A Linking the Mornington Peninsula Initiative