Latrobe Catchment Network Area
Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network was previously known as the Lake Wellington Landcare Landcare Network and has recently undergone a strategic review and name change. It still represents 21 active Landcare Groups in the West Gippsland CMA region.
Landcare networks in this area:
Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network (formerly Lake Wellington Landcare Network) is a diverse Network area encompassing groups that are located up in steep mountain ranges, on river flood plains and in urban centres.
Landcare groups in this area:
School Holiday, Family Free Event, Sams Carer
Our purpose is the re-establishment of near natural vegetation (EVC 55) on the "thorpes and thwaites" of land available in our local area, whether it be private or public land. We use volunteer labour to tackle erosion control, weed management and revegetation projects.
GippsLandcare is the regional brand that represents the consortium of the five Landcare Networks operating in the West Gippsland CMA region. The networks are Bass Coast Landcare Network (BCLN), Maffra & District Landcare Network (MDLN), Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network (LCLN), South Gippsland Landcare Network (SGLN) and Yarram Yarram Landcare Network (YYLN).
Newly formed in 2010, our group is based in the town centre of Traralgon with a focus on restoring Traralgon Creek. We have planted thousands of trees, had lots of bbq's and lots of fun. We work closely with Latrobe City Council to restore community land into areas that benefit wildlife as well as creating community access and enjoyment.
Active in the area for several years, our group has done many planting days that have contributed the connectivity within this Morwell - Churchill corridor. These days we mostly host planting days on members properties and have sociable meetings every couple of months.
This group covers (approximately) from Darnum/Allambee Road in the east, Hazeldean Road in the north, Lardeners Track in the west and the border of Sth Gippsland Shire to the south.
Focusing on habitat protection, revegetation, weed control, water quality, the increase of environmental knowledge and awareness, whilst working within the scope of broader scale environmental management plans.