What is Landcare?
Landcare is a joint effort between the community, government and business to protect, enhance and improve our environment. It began in Victoria in 1986 and has become one of the most active and effective means of caring for your country throughout Australia.
Yarram Yarram Landcare Network (YYLN) has a long history, with some of local groups amongst the oldest and most active in the State. We are proud of our local contribution.
Other Landcare organisations include:
- Landcare Australia Limited: their role is to support Landcare Groups and Networks through promoting and seeking sponsorship;
- Landcare Victoria: Made up of 10 Regional Landcare Coordinators and DSE Landcare Team. Responsible for managing the Victorian Landcare Grants.
The Network currently has the following nine active member groups
Albert River Landcare Group
Binginwarri Landcare Sub Group
Carrajung Landcare Group
Hedley/Nine Mile Creek Group
Merriman Creek Landcare Sub Group
Wonyip Landcare Group
Won Wron Devon North Landcare Group.
Woodside Landcare Group
Yarram Urban Landcare Group
There are currently four non-active member groups
Alberton Landcare Group
Giffard-Darriman Landcare Group
Madalya Landcare Group
Tarraville Landcare Group
Current Operating Rules
YYLN is an Incorporated Association, operating under a set of Standard Rules (version 090512 – updated version 4 June 2016).
YYLN Board of Management
The current YYLN board consist of:
Helga Binder Chair
David MaAninly Vice Chair
Melissa Ainsworth Secretary
John McClumpha Treasurer
Libby Baulderstone General Member
David MacAulay General Member
Michael Hobson General Member
Trevor Colvin General Member
The Board has formally ratified the following sub-committees:
Employment Steering Committee (ESC)
Communications and Publications Committee
JARR Community Committee
IPA Committee – currently in recess
Policies and Procedure Committee