Landcare is a community driven movement that allows people to protect and repair the environment and contribute to sustainable landscapes. Run by local volunteers, Landcare involves thousands of people and more than 4,000 groups Australia wide working together to shape the future of our land, biodiversity and waterways.
Landcare began in the North Central CMA region in 1986, when a group of farmers near St Arnaud formed the first Landcare group. Since then, Landcare has grown into a national and international movement with fifteen countries now supporting Landcare groups.
The number of Landcare groups continues to grow and we have over 160 Landcare and natural resource management groups within the North Central CMA region.
The future health of our environment is in the hands of the regional community - people who farm the land, live in the towns, manage natural resources, attend local schools or volunteer their time and energy for a better environment.
Project contact: Jodie Odgers and Ashley Bevan
Stuart McLean (North Central CMA Board Member), Derek de Vrieze (Community Banking Manager, bankmecu), Tamsin Byrne (Sutton Grange and Axe Creek Landcare Groups) and Maurie Dynon (Guildford Upper Loddon Landcare Group) cutting the 25th Anniversary cake.
The North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is calling for applications for the next round of the State Government's Victorian Landcare Grants program for (incorporated) community groups to undertake natural resource management (NRM) projects in 2012-13.
The Victorian Landcare Grants Program continues to have an emphasis on building community capacity. The program is designed to fund projects that enable NRM community groups, networks and their volunteers to undertake effective on-ground works to protect and restore the Victorian landscape.
The grants program will fund activities that align to the categories of:
There are two grant types available:
Applications close 5pm Thursday 24 May 2012.
When completed with your application email to email@example.com and attach any necessary documents.
North Central CMA launched the Landcare newsletter Ground Cover in October 2009. This regionally focused newsletter aims to keep Landcare groups in the loop with the latest regional news. Submissions for Ground Cover are always welcome and should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the following links to download past newsletters: