A very kind thank you to the Corangamite CMA and the Victorian Government Landcare Program for sponsoring my attendance as a Bellarine Landcare committee member to the 2016 National Landcare Conference. It was an excellent occasion to network with other groups involved in "landcaring" and a great opportunity to learn from others.Read more ...
Bellarine Landcare Group (BLG) are calling for applications from private landholders and schools to undertake environmental on-ground works on the Bellarine Peninsula. Funding will be provided to assist landholders undertake:
The aim of this Grant is to assist landholders to restore 7 ha of indigenous vegetation in 2017, creating wildlife corridor linkages, with a particular focus on protection of waterways flowing into the Ramsar wetlands of Lake Connewarre and Swan Bay.
These financial incentives have been received through the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority’s Landcare Grant 2016-17.
The maximum grant rates available are (incl. GST):
To discuss your project ideas further contact Bellarine Landcare Group Facilitator, Sophie Small firstname.lastname@example.org / ph 0457 333 727
Applications close 31 October, 2016
Volunteers planted trees in a small gap in a wonderful corridor of previously planted indigenous trees and shrubs. Many of the older plants had outgrown their guards so these were removed. Having a team of workers meant the work was done quickly and painlessly. It was accompanied by a walk through the area and then delicious sausages and a glass of wine in the fantastic sun of the day.
Anyone who is interested in helping with Blitz! or hosting one to get help is encouraged to contact our Facilitator Sophie.
An August 2016 update from Craig Morley, Bellarine Peninsula OBP Regional Group Co-ordinator, tells us there is exciting news of the three OBPs at Swan Bay. They have had success in reading the complete band details on each of the birds.
Our wonderful Indigenous Nursery is a joint initiative between Bellarine Landcare Group and Bellarine Secondary College. Each year the nursery produces thousands of seedlings, indigenous to the Bellarine, for purchase by Landcare members and for major revegetation projects. Read more about the nursery.
Our facilitators are often out and about - they can be contacted most easily by email:
In early 2015 we called landholders to a meeting about rabbit eradication. As a result of the wonderful turn-up at our first meeting, the BLG is now developing a Bellarine-wide Rabbit Eradication Program. If you are interested in this, please contact our facilitator.
See the maps of NRM activities in our region
To access the interactive map, you will need to go to the following website: http://www.ccmaknowledgebase.vic.gov.au/nrmpp/cb_pages/disclaimer.php
The map is incomplete for the Peninsula but growing - some regions have already entered a considerable amount fo information and can now use their maps for planning and monitoring activities.