What is Landcare?
Landcare activities include Riverbank restoration, Bushland care, Coast care or Dune care, erosion management, weed eradication, sustainable agriculture, wildlife corridor rehabilitation, rubbish removal, and more.
Who is it for?
From farmers to ‘green thumbs’, children to retirees, those living on the coast to those in the country and the city – people of all ages are involved in Landcare.
If you are unable to undertake outdoor activities you can still help out by providing other important skills including office and administration tasks, financial and legal work, GIS and computer services, social media, and communication
3 Easy Ways and 13 Reasons to get involved
WAY #1 Find your local Landcare group
We can help connect you to the group that is in your area and fits your skills and interests best. If one doesn’t exist, ask us how to start one.
Find your local Landcare Groups or
WAY #2 Subscribe to Hunter Landcare News ‘The Scoop’
Stay up to date with current news and attend exciting events and workshops
WAY #3 Join Hunter Region Landcare Network
(Membership is Free. By joining, you are registering your details and helping us to support Landcare in the Hunter).
Individual members or groups can
- Tap into a network of like minded people and groups from across the region
- Get support from the Local Landcare Coordinator
- Apply for small grants and funding
- Be part of capacity building and knowledge sharing opportunities
- Promote your events and activities via the Hunter Regional Landcare Network website and newsletters
- Get information about Landcare activities across the Hunter Region
The Network Committee
The Hunter Region Landcare Network Committee undertakes the business of our network including
- The management of a range of projects and program funding
- The direction of larger projects like the Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative
- The promotion of Landcare across our region and beyond
Office bearers and general committee members are elected at the Network’s AGM. All Individual Members of our Network are eligible to stand for a position on this committee. However, Individual members can also participate in other ways. Your input into the directs we take can be sought, and provided via Mail Chimp surveys, emailed suggestions and face to face contributions.
There are many reasons why so many people from all walks of life get involved in community Landcare. Here are just a few:
- Repair and protect the land for future generations
- It is fun and rewarding
- Get to know your neighbours
- Learn about your local birds, plants and wildlife
- Learn about the cultural significance of plants and animals
- Discover local natural hidden gems in your own backyard
- Make a difference
- Become more centred and grounded
- Time to appreciate nature
- Meet great people
- Connect with new friends
- Positively affects mental health
- Get active
- Entertain the kids and teach them the wonders of nature