Welcome to the Mardan and Mirboo North Landcare Group Inc..
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We are a small, family focused group of local residents and land owners with a common interest in the wellbeing of our local area and particularly the health of our fauna and flora and their role in farming and our lifestyles.
We are a fully accredited Landcare Group with LVI and we are also paid-up member of the South Gippsland Landcare Network, our regional group, existing to tackle larger scale, whole of landscape projects. You can visit their website here. They also have a Facebook page and a forum there for questions and advice. You can visit that site here.
To become a member is a simple process. We have a single annual fee of $33 ($30+$3 GST) whether you are a single member or a family. You get a vote each at our meetings. We are an incorporated association within the meaning of the Act and as such, governed by a formal set of Rules. You can read them here. You cannot be a member unless you agree to abide by our Rules.
We undertake projects our members agree to initiate and sustain. We also seek funding for these projects if that is required. Nothing gets done without the participation of members in all stages of a project life cycle. You can see our current activities here. You can revel in our past glories here.
The group has conducted quite a number of projects over its relatively short existence. In 2012 to 2016, the group was heavily involved in the South Gippsland Landcare Network (SGLN) project for the Friends of Strzelecki Koala (FOSK) – Habitat for Life Project 2012-16. This was funded from the Communities for Nature Program grants. If you want to see a summary of the project, you can read this article
Today, the group is an Incorporated Association (done in 2019) and is capable now of entering into contracts in its own right and seeking grants on the same basis. The Mardan-Mirboo North Landcare Group is now also able to auspice other, once separate groups doing environmental work. Once such group that has joined the Mardan-Mirboo North Landcare Group is the Friends of Bath Road Reserve. Led by our very own Viki Sinclair, the group has been operating for a long time in the Mirboo North community, but now finds its home within the Mardan-Mirboo North Landcare Group. Check out their doings on the Baths Road page.
You can also go straight to the Friends of Baths Road Gallery