Projects

 

Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network has a number of great projects that improve the resilience of bushland and farming land across the peninsula.

 

LINKING THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA LANDSCAPE

This 5-year planning project has been running since 2015,  and supports Landcare groups to work with landholders in priority regions to develop biolink plans. The Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape project is supported by the Natural Resources Conservation League (NRCL). This project

 

GREENS BUSH TO ARTHURS SEAT BIOLINK

The ‘Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat Biolink’ is an ongoing project funded  by the state government’s ‘Our Catchments our Communities’ (OCOC) initiative through the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA). The biolink seeks to restore and reconnect a fragmented landscape between the two largest  patches of core remnant vegetation remaining on the Mornington Peninsula. This project is increasing landholder capacity for good stewardship practices on private property.  Participants are contributing to improved catchment health and better outcomes for the peninsula’s unique and precious biodiversity.

 

‘FROM REMORSE TO REJOICE IN NORTHERN PENINSULA’ GORSE PROJECT

The Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network has received funding from the Victorian Gorse Taskforce to tackle gorse on selected private properties on the Mornington Peninsula. Gorse is a Noxious, highly invasive Weed of National Significance (WONS) which severely impacts the environment and agriculture. If you would like financial assistance to tackle gorse through the ‘Remorse to Rejoice in the Northern Peninsula’ Gorse Project, contact secretary@mplandcare.org.au

 

‘GETTING THE DIRT ON YOUR SOIL’ – GRAZFERT SOIL PROJECT

Through a series of soil workshops and individualised soil testing & analysis, ‘Getting the Dirt On Your Soils’ empowered grazers on the Mornington Peninsula to better understand their soil and ultimately reduce the amount of fertiliser applied to their land.

 

WOMEN IN CONSERVATION MENTORING PROGRAM

The ‘Women in Conservation Mentoring Program’ ran from October 2019 until May 2020 and provided women with an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the conservation industry and how to get ahead.