Landcare groups continue to thrive

6 January 2018

Every day Landcare networks and groups actively cares for Australia’s land – volunteers work to safeguard, rebuild, regenerate and sustainably manage the natural environment.

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA has published the region’s Landcare Report Card for 2016-17 and an insightlful snapshot into the positive impact the Landcare community is having.

The report card shows that an estimated 6,454 Landcare volunteers contributed an estimated $2,002,200 value in volunteer time (@$30/hr) delivering activities in 2016-17. This included on-ground works, learning,
administration and communication.

Landcare groups and networks also reported for 2016-17 the delivery of:

  •  352 ha of revegetation
  • 15 ha of direct seeding
  • 27 km of waterway protection from stock
  • 76 ha of remnant protection from stock
  • 206 ha of remnant protection through covenant or similar
  • 2,154 ha of weed control
  • 11,438 ha of rabbit control
  • 1,136 ha of fox control
  • 73 nest boxes made and installed
  • 41,580 tubestock planted

The 2016-17 Landcare Report Card was compiled based on survey results from 54 Landcare groups and 7 Landcare networks as part of the community grants process.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide their data.

Read the Landcare Report Card 2016-17 (PDF – 926KB)

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