The Bellarine Landcare Group (BLG) aims to preserve, protect and enhance the natural environment of the Bellarine Peninsula. We are part of the Victorian volunteer Landcare movement - a joint effort between volunteers, the community, government and businesses.
Whether you live, work or regularly visit the Bellarine Peninsula, please consider joining us to help contribute to this precious place.
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 see our page about the current activities, join in by sending your name to the rabbiters' email list, and talk to your neighbours so you can work with them to clear your region of rabbits! We will be launching our main attack in autumn 2016.
Volunteers can make an enormous difference to the do-ability of a task! Last weekend a gully full of agapanthus was cleared in a couple of hours resulting in a huge compost pile and a clean space for the planting of kangaroo grass.
As the lucky landholder, I (Liddy) am ever so grateful to all 15 people who helped and look forward to helping others on the next Blitz!
The BLG Rabbit Action committee has been looking at ways we can support our Cluster Groups to carry out fumigation of rabbit warrens in their individual areas. The group only own one Stihl blower which has been modified to produce smoke to locate entrances into a warren before fumigation is carried out. The retail cost of this machine is approximately $830. A considerable amount of time is taken in taking this machine to a cluster, and then having it collected, to be taken to another cluster group.
Emma Camilleri has been a very productive, cheerful, and diligent facilitator for the BLG for some time. She has a new job and we can only regret losing her and congratulate the new employers. We are all grateful to Emma and will contine to think of her as we work on many projects that she started and used to inspired us. Goodbye Emma - please keep smiling and come and visit us when you can :-)
Check out the Autumn edition (Issue 66) of the Victorian Landcare Magazine. This edition focuses on Invasive Plants and Animals and features an article on the Bellarine Landcare Group's Rabbit Action Campaign. Check it out at http://www.landcarevic.net.au/resources/magazine/vlcm/current-issue/vlcm-issue-66-all-pages/view