Regional Landcare Report Card
As usual, Landcare in East Gippsland has been outstanding in getting the job done. Every year, each Landcare group and network get together to compile a report that shows their achievements. We are pleased to present the Landcare Report Card. Without a doubt Landcare volunteers in East Gippsland care for our environment. They give up their own time to take on projects that restore our natural resources, improve the environment for rare and endangered plants and animals and increase agricultural productivity. Landcare volunteers and staff also do an amazing job of sourcing funds to support these projects. This report card tells the story of Landcare in East Gippsland.
In the report below there is:
- A snapshot of what Landcare has achieved,
- Our Landcare stories
- A self assessment snapshot that illustrates how each individual Landcare Group feel they are travelling in 2015 - 2016.
Marlo Landcare Group is working to reinstate the littoral rainforest at the Old Marlo tip site. Controlling weeds and re-vegetating the area with indigenous rainforest species brought satisfaction to all and the erecting of deer guards protects the flora from larger animals browsing. The site is well travelled being right on a popular walking track with many locals and tourists commenting on the good work of Marlo Landcare Group.
Eastwood Landcare Group are building on their previous efforts by planting locally grown indigenous species in the warm temperate rainforest along Tulaba’s Track. The aim is to further develop Goose Gully native vegetation and restore the wetlands tributary of Clifton Creek and the Mitchell River.
Lakes Entrance Landcare Group are on a mission to remove Sea Spurge along Cunninghame Arm, one plant at a time. Engaging an expert consultant was a highlight for the group as he provided invaluable insights into the plant. Armed with information, the volunteers were able to pass on this guidance to other members on subsequent outings. The project area was largely free of Sea Spurge at the end of the activity.
Picnic Point Landcare worked tirelessly this year, and had a ball at the same time. They replanted targeted areas with indigenous seedlings to reduce the risk of erosion and further increase biodiversity. A path and hand rail was also constructed to enable safe access and prevent erosion on the steep slope. This project was an example of community collaboration with the Landcare group working together with the Lions Club.
A snapshot of East Gippsland Landcare health is shown below. It indicates most groups feel they are making progress and with some feeling they are becoming stronger with time.
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