9 December 2019
Landcare groups are the heart of our community, working to protect the natural assets on their properties and in their local district, and Landcare networks help nearby groups learn from and support each other and find strength in collaboration.
Today, the Port Phillip and Westernport CMA signed a partnership agreement with the Middle Yarra Landcare Network. This is the fourth Landcare Network in the region the PPWCMA has a established a formal agreement with.
The Middle Yarra Landcare Network (MYLN) was formed in 2007 and is made up of six Landcare groups. It covers an area of 12,000 hectares in the Yarra River subcatchments of Andersons Creek, Jumping Creek and Brushy Creek, and includes natural, rural, semi-rural, peri-urban and urban landscapes.
MYLN aim to preserve, protect and enhance the Middle Yarra Catchment by working with Friends and Landcare groups, individual landholders, government agencies and local businesses to achieve improved environmental and sustainable land management outcomes. The nursery of the Friends of Warrandyte State Park has provided indigenous plants to the area over the last 35 years.
This formal commitment between the PPWCMA and MYLN ensures that we’re all on the same page, share the same values and are working towards the same goals to improve the natural resources in the Middle Yarra area.
The agreement provides a framework for a collaborative and productive relationship between the PPWCMA and MYLN and will be reviewed a minimum of every three years.