West Gippsland is home to a vibrant Landcare community that is active right across the region.

This community is nurtured by the Bass Coast, South Gippsland, Latrobe Catchment, Yarram Yarram and Maffra Districts Landcare Networks. Each Network has its own distinctive characteristics, demographics, farming enterprise types and environment. Networks provide project support, best practice advice and information to members.

The 72 diverse Landcare Groups in the region cover a variety of land types, including highly productive Gippsland agricultural and horticultural areas, urban areas and important environmental assets. These assets include the Gippsland Lakes, Corner Inlet, Wilson’s Promontory, the Bunurong Coast, Ninety Mile Beach and Lake Wellington.

Groups in the region currently undertake a range of activities focussing on issues such as riparian management, soil health, biodiversity and agricultural production. Landcare Groups in West Gippsland are always welcoming new members, so if you are interested in joining or for further information please contact:

Kathleen Bartlett on 1300 094 262 or kathleenb@wgcma.vic.gov.au

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