Landcare & Friends Of Groups
Environmental Groups play a key role in the preservation of our natural assets and bushland areas. Without them, threats such as weeds would take over our bushland, out-competing the native plants and destroying the essential habitat of our wildlife.
We support over 70 Friends and Landcare groups to help undertake this work, providing training, advice, equipment and support.
Friends Groups are local residents who are interested in helping to conserve a particular reserve, or a species of native plant or animal. This includes scenic, historic, cultural, and nature reserves and many different types of flora and fauna. They operate in conjunction with the relevant management authority, usually Parks Victoria, Yarra Ranges Council, or some other organisation such as the Trust for Nature.
Landcare groups differ from Friends Groups as they take action to improve natural resource management practices on private property and in the district.
Both Friends and Landcare Groups participate in a wide range of activities such as: species protection, weeding and fuel load reduction, improving public accessibility to recreation facilities, mapping, applying for grants for projects which encourages partnerships, flora and fauna surveys, revegetation, plant propagation, and education and training.
No matter what your skills and experience, there is a role for everyone in an Environment Group. So, if you would like to be part of one of these amazing teams, there is no better time to get started!
If you'd like to start a new group, click on the link to find out how you can get started.
For more information contact our Environment team on 9294 6148 or email us.