Celebrating 30 Years of Landcare!

12 October 2016

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Landcare in Victoria. To celebrate this significant milestone, the Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority, with funding from the Victorian Government, are supporting a series of events in this region throughout November.

Each event will be a celebration of the great work Landcare groups have achieved across the region.

These events are a great opportunity for the general public to come along, learn about the work that Landcare undertake in the local area and enjoy a wide variety of presentations and activities.

The events include:

Saturday 5th November, 1pm – 5pm, Boneo Park Equestrian Centre, 312 Boneo Road, Boneo.  Celebrate 30 years of Landcare with an afternoon of guided walks through the world-class Tootgarook wetlands at Boneo Park followed by a presentation from The Nature Conservancy’s Dr James Fitzsimons and a delicious High Tea. This event is hosted in partnership with the Trust for Nature and the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network.


Friday 11th November, 6pm – 10pm, Garfield Golf Club, 118 Thirteen Mile Road, Garfield.  $18 for a three course dinner. Enjoy a lovely dinner at the Garfield Golf Club with presentations from Dan Turnbull, Bunurong Land Council and Rhys Collins, PPWCMA. Share stories with Landcare Groups within the Western Port Catchment Landcare Network and be involved in the WPCLN AGM. Hosted in partnership with the Western Port Catchment Landcare Network.


  • Macedon Ranges Landcare Forum

Saturday 12th November, Time: 9.30am – 5pm, Newham Mechanics Institute, 1292 Rochford Road, Newham.  Head along to the Macedon Ranges 30th Anniversary Landcare Forum and hear from guest speakers, followed by lunch and a tour of the Wurundjeri Axe Quarry at Mt William. Hosted in partnership with Jacksons Creek Landcare Network, Upper Deep Creek Landcare Network and Macedon Ranges Shire Council


Sunday 13th November, 2pm – 5pm, Bacchus Marsh Public Hall, 207 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.  Bring the family along to see live birds of prey up close and personal, and learn about the Wedge-tailed Eagle in particular, from Martin Scuffins of Leigh Valley Hawk and Owl Sanctuary, followed by a Landcare showcase and afternoon tea. Hosted in partnership with Nature West and Moorabool Landcare Network.


Sunday 20th November, Time: 2pm – 5pm.  Join a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the high-quality remnant bushland at the Holden Proving Ground in Lang Lang. This is a unique opportunity as the property is a high-security site and does not allow public access. Following the tour, take a look at a showcase of local Landcare people and projects and enjoy a free afternoon tea. Hosted in partnership with Bass Coast Landcare Network and South Gippsland Landcare Network.


Saturday 26th November, Time: 10am – 1pm, Coldstream Community Centre – 12 Kelso Street, Coldstream.  Come along to hear from Professor David Lindenmayer from Australian National University and author of many books and scientific publications. He will be discussing his long-term research into revegetation and regeneration of woodlands, as well as tree hollows and nest boxes. Hosted in partnership with Nillumbik Landcare Network, Northern Yarra Landcare Network, Middle Yarra Landcare Network, Yarra Ranges Landcare Network and Southern Ranges Environmental Alliance.

Registration for event event is essential. For more information, or to register, click on each event above.