Moorabool Landcare Network
The Moorabool Landcare Network formed in 2012 to co-ordinate revegetation efforts across the Moorabool local government area. The network is an umbrella organisation assisting local Landcare and Friends groups.
Over 600 volunteers are involved in Landcare activities throughout the year, working on projects through their local group.
The network is concentrating on four main areas:
- Projects to enhance biodiversity through vegetation corridors, linking remnant vegetation and the major forests;
- Projects to reduce the impact of weeds and rabbits;
- Projects to promote sustainable agriculture; and
- Advocacy in relation to the above activities.
Examples of work being undertaken by the Landcare groups include:
- A 32km biolink along the Myrniong Creek, between the Lerderderg State Forest and the Werribee Gorge State Park (Pentland Hills Landcare);
- Co-ordinated weed control around the town of Blackwood and the Lerderderg River (Blackwood – Barrys Reef Landcare);
- Two Mountains Koala Trail – a 12km biolink (Lal Lal Catchment Landcare);
- “Brisbane Ranges to the Bay: biolink (Brisbane Ranges Landcare Group);
- Community Rabbit control (Parwan Landcare Group); and
- Co-ordinated aerial spraying of Serrated Tussock (Rowsley Landcare Group).