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.