Blackwood and Barry’s Reef Landcare Group (BBRLG) is a small group of local people who share a love of the forests that surround the townships.
We meet every two months in between our other commitments to share knowledge and plan activities that contribute to the sustainability of both the Lerderderg State Park and the Wombat State Forest.
Our most obvious activities are centred around weed control and eradication. Problem weeds that are allowed to grow in the townships threaten the long-term future of the forests. If the sources of the infestation in the townships can be controlled, the forests have a chance to thrive.
We work collaboratively with Parks Victoria; the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning; Regional Roads Victoria, Melbourne Water, the Shire of Moorabool; Port Phillip and Westernport CMA; and the Country Fire Authority.
The group welcomes new members and offers a free inspection and advisory service for local residents. Email us if you would like someone to call by and have a look at your place.
Diana Dawson is the president, Shane Scanlan is the secretary and Brett Bond is the treasurer. Michelle Wood is the minute secretary and Noelle Shader liaises with members and potential members.