South West Mornington Peninsula Landcare (SWaMP Landcare)

 

“Informing, educating and inspiring our local community on environmental, conservation, heritage, cultural, indigenous and best practice sustainable land management issues.”

Southwest Mornington Peninsula Landcare Group (SWaMP Landcare) covers the southern peninsula from McCrae across to Cape Schanck and down to Point Nepean. The group has delivered a host of successful projects in recent years, including ‘Protect & Connect’ Stages 1 – 3 in the Peninsula Gardens region of Rosebud,  ‘Moonah Woodland Restoration’ in Fingal and Grassy Bowl Restoration works at London Bridge/Pt. Nepean.

SWaMP Landcare is a strong and active group, with more than 100 active member families. Our volunteers are dedicated and passionate with strong local knowledge about sustainable land management and bushland restoration.

 Common Myna Control Workshop

With coronavirus a major health concern in our community, our group has suspended all activities associated with gatherings such as walks, talks and workshops for the foreseeable future.

Our core group continue to meet remotely using onscreen software to discuss upcoming projects. Funded projects being organised but awaiting current MPShire planning approval to commence include works to augment the Greens Bush to Arthur’s Seat Biolink. These projects consist of major exotic tree removal along Browns Rd roadsides and woody weed removal along Hyslops Rd roadsides both inclusive of extensive revegetation works. These projects will serve to enhance the unfettered movement of flora and fauna across the southern peninsula whilst enhancing habitat quality.

Grant opportunities continue with project funding applications being made with South East Water and funding for on-ground tools and office equipment through the Bendigo Bank.

As always our group would like to thank those who have contributed to our projects and supported our organisation. To anyone keen to become involved in South West Mornington Peninsula Landcare (SWaMP Landcare) please feel free to contact us, we warmly encourage new members and embrace their skills and enthusiasm.

 

THANK-YOU FOR YOU SUPPORT

PORT PHILLIP & WESTERNPORT CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY – PPWCMA

RYE, DROMANA & ROSEBUD COMMUNITY BANK BRANCHES – BENDIGO BANK

MORNINGTON PENINSULA SHIRE

PARKS VICTORIA

S.P.I.F.F.A.

ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL MEMBERS, FRIENDS & VOLUNTEERS

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Projects

PROJECTS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED & CONTINUING

Greens Bush to Arthur’s Seat (GB2AS) Biolink

Maxwell Rd – Weeding & Restoration Works Continue – with thanks to the PPWCMA

Weeding to promote bushland Habitat on Waterfall Gully Road near McLarens Dam, Arthur’s Seat

Restoration of Coastal grassy bowl habitat, London Bridge, Portsea, in the Mornington Peninsula N.P.

Weeding to promote roadside wildlife corridor between Green’s bush and Peninsula Gardens

Boneo Primary School Indigenous Garden Establishment & Public Education Programs

Feral animal control in the Drum Drum Alloc Valley (fox, cat, black rat)

Biannual Fox Pulse (Autumn & Spring)

Indian Myna Trapping Project

Browns Rd – Biolink Works

Hyslops Rd – Biolink Works

Educational Workshops & Field Days