Watson Creek Catchment Landcare Group
The Watson Creek Catchment Group seeks to improve the water quality of the Watson Creek through engaging local landholders in sustainable land management practices which include weed control and the planting of indigenous trees along the Creek.
By joining the Watson Creek Catchment Group landholders will learn more about their local environment and appreciate the significance of the Watson Creek which rises in Frankston South and runs through Baxter and Somerville before entering Western Port Bay at the Yaringa Marine Park. The Marine Park is home to internationally significant mangrove communities, some of Victoria’s most extensive saltmarsh habitats and highly significant seagrass and mudflat communities which rely on water quality. Western Port Bay is also a RAMSAR-listed wetland which provides important food and habitat for migratory birds.
Members of Watson Creek Catchment Group learn about pesticide/fertiliser use, appropriate fencing, the use of native vegetation to assist in increased farm production and utilise funding opportunities for the improvement of their land and the water quality in the Watson Creek. By joining the Watson Creek Catchment Group landholders can help restore catchment reserves vital to biodiversity and meet other community members interested in the best environmental outcome for their land, the Watson Creek and for native flora and fauna.
Meetings are held at 7pm on the 3rd Friday of even months, usually in a member’s home. Visitors are welcome.
If you would like to become part of our group, simply click on the ‘Get Involved’ button to the right of this page or download and return our Membership Brochure.
Please direct enquiries to:
Ron Tyrrell, Secretary
Ph: 5971 4565 or 0407 845 864