Merricks-Coolart Catchment Landcare Group
BioLink newsletter Final June 2020
Powerful owl photographed at one of our Landcare properties. Powerful Owls can eat a whole brush tailed possum in the breeding season!
Contact Secretary Libby: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
At the February working bee we worked on a beautiful property in Balnarring, honouring Malcolm’s vision. We weeded around seedlings planted in 2019.
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Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL) is an initiative that aims to reconnect fragmented remnants of indigenous vegetation to create wildlife corridors (biolinks) on the Mornington Peninsula. LMPL assists Mornington Peninsula Landcare groups and landholders to develop collaborative local biolink plans for catchments across the Peninsula. These plans focus on works required to achieve the biolink on private properties, but also consider public land in the biolink area.
This year, the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network received another round of funding from the Natural Resources Conservation League of Victoria to complete two more biolink plans: Manton and Stony Creeks Landcare area and Merricks Coolart Catchment Landcare area.
Landholder engagement is key to LMPL, which works with local Landcare groups to empower landholders and Landcarers to plan and implement private land conservation in a strategic and coordinated manner.
For further details visit the LMPL website: www.lmpl.org.au