Maffra & Districts Area
Groups in the Maffra & Districts Landcare Network area
Landcare networks in this area:
The Maffra & Districts Landcare Network (MDLN) covers an area of approximately 68,000 Ha and acts as an auspicing Network for 16 local community based Landcare Groups. These 16 Groups and the MDLN cover an area bounded by Licola in the north, Longford in the south, Cowwarr in the west and Munro to the east.
Landcare groups in this area:
The Avon Landcare Group is a community group made up of enthusiastic, dedicated and skilled people who aim to protect, preserve, enhance and integrate the environment and recreational features of the Stratford township and it's surrounding district.
Formed in 1984 the Avon Trees On Farms Group continues today with a particular focus toward revegetation of farming areas with local indigenous species.
Formed in 1992, the Clydebank Landcare Group was previously knows as the Clydebank Salinity Awareness Group.
Formed in 1999, the Dawson Landcare Group formed to address erosion, weeds and salinity in the area and to establish a series of vegetation corridors to enhance biodiversity and improve farm production.
Flooding Creek is an important waterway that essentially defines the western boundary of the city of Sale. The creek was once a course of the Thomson river which now takes its new course slightly further to the West. In 2000, the then Mayor of Wellington Shire Council, Mr John Jago made a public declaration that Flooding Creek would once flow again and the Flooding Creek Landcare Group was initiated on the 26th of January 2000 as a response to this community call for local action.
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).
With Landcare type activities dating back to the early-mid 1980's, the Glenmaggie Seaton Catchment Group is one of the earlier Landcare type Groups formed in the area.
Formed in 1999 the Kilmany Pearsondale Landcare Group is an active community group who work together undertaking local Landcare projects across it's member properties.
The Licola Landcare Group undertakes aerial weed management on an annual basis to help win the war against weeds.
The Longford and District Landcare Group was formed in 1999 with it's main priority being to address the issues of rabbits within the township area. Since then the group has steadily taken on a number of other community inspired and coordinated projects.
Formed in 1996 the Macalister Landcare Group has been a very active community Group addressing weeds and undertaking revegetation projects across the Group's area.
Initially formed and known as Macalister Group 3, the Macalister Thomson Landcare Group was re-titled in 1997 and the Group continues today with a long term focus toward the health of the Macalister river and it's associated waterways.
Formed in 2004, the Maffra Urban Landcare Group established as a local community advocate and action group with an interest to see an improvement to the management and preservation of the Macalister wetland reserve.
The Munro Landcare Group formed in 1995 and have had a major emphasis of coordinated and integrated Rabbit Control across the entire Group area over many seasons. The Group has even extended the coordination of Rabbit management initiatives with neighboring land managers including Vic Roads and Vic track and with adjoining Landcare Groups.
The Nambrok and District Landcare Group were formed in 1992 but were originally a precursor to today's Landcare Group having initially established as a Salinity Awareness Group.
A Rural Community Development Course held in the Perry Bridge area can be held responsible for the formation of the Perry Bridge Landcare Group which occurred in 2005. The Group continues today with a particular focus on African Love grass control and the maintenance of the Perry River recreational area situated at the end of Springburg lane.
Originating before the days of Landcare as the Bushy Park Trees on Farms Group, the Upper Avon Landcare Group is a merger of two former Groups being the Bushy Park Landcare Group and the Valencia Creek Landcare Group who came together to form the 'Upper Avon' Landcare group in 2002.