YYLN currently consists of 9 individual active Landcare groups. Everyone is welcome to join these groups.
The following lists details of these groups and can be contacted as indicated.
Albert River Landcare Group
Albert River Landcare Group looks after community based natural resource management along the Albert River, encompassing Alberton, Stacey’s Bridge and Hiawatha. Members actively apply for grants, plant trees, remove noxious weeds, organise social events and participate in the JARR Project. Current projects include the Coastcare funded revegetation and weed control project at the Albert River mouth, Koala habitat protection and Waterwatch.
Contact: Craig Moore Tel: 0437 357 121 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Binginwarri Landcare group
Binginwarri Landcare Group members have been actively serving the community for a long time with up and coming projects including the revitalisation and enhancement of a local public area. Projects include extensive tree planting to assist with controlling tunnel erosion and for connecting wildlife corridors. The group is also conducting a Biodiversity programme which will result in a detailed database of indigenous plants as well as recording bird sightings within the area.
Contact: Kaye Proudley Tel: 5185 1398 Email: email@example.com
Carrajung and Districts Landcare Group
The Carrajung and Districts Landcare Group have been a highly active group for many years. Formerly known as the Carrajung Ragwart and Weed Control Group, their main priority previously was tackling weeds in their local area. Recently, the Group has been heavily involved in maintaining and enhancing the Jungadale Nature Reserve, completing such works as track maintenance, weed control and rubbish removal.
Contact: Tel: 1300 094 262 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corner Inlet Blackberry Action Group
Generally known as CIBAG this group was formed to tackle the removal of blackberries in the Corner inlet area.
For blackberry control information refer http://www.vicblackberrytaskforce.com.au/managebb/herbicide02.html
Contact Dave Smith Tel: 0409 512 416 Email: email@example.com
Hedley/Nine Mile Creek Landcare group
Hedley/Nine Mile Creek Landcare group have fenced and planted out parts of Nine Mile creek to assist in controlling erosion. There has also been some extensive bird surveys undertaken in the area.
Contact: Maree Avery Tel: 0421 222 242 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Merriman Creek Landcare Group
Merriman Creek Landcare group members actively participate in Landcare activities throughout their region of Stradbroke - Seaspray. Notably, they have been engaged in several landscape level projects that targets Merriman Creek between the Wullung and Seaspray. One such project was known as the Merriman Creek Biodiversity project. This project involved spraying much of the length of the creek for woody weeds between the Stradbroke West and Owen's Lane. Other projects include the follow up treatment of pest plants along Merriman Creek, monitoring of African Lovegrass and Serrated Tussock infestations, trapping of Indian Myna populations and hosting field days relating to soil health and pest plant and animal control programs. The group usually meets four times per year.
Contact: Melissa Ainsworth Tel: 5146 8328 Email: email@example.com
Won Wron Devon North Landcare Group
Won Wron Devon North Landcare Group The members of Won Wron Devon North Landcare Group are very active and recently won the YYLN's Community Group Award for their work on the Boodyarn Road to link Won Wron North and South Forests. Group members have been involved in Landcare for a very long time and some of the Landcare projects that members are proposing into 2008 are a result of whole farm planning and landscape integration.
Contact: Tel: 1300 094 262 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wonyip Landcare Group
Wonyip Landcare Group represents Landholders in the Wonyip area of the YYLN. They are an extremely active and forward thinking group and are involved in everything from planning with HVP Plantations for the re-establishment of native vegetation along riparian areas within plantation land, to weed and fox control on their own land.
In 2007, the Group was successful in receiving funding from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to establish Wildlife Corridors for the Tiger Quoll (otherwise known as the Spot-tail Quoll).
HVP have been a major partner in the Project, and have provided the land upon which the Corridors will be established.
Stages 1 and 2 of the Project were completed in the spring of 2007, with some 4000 Eucalypts being planted by the Group. A further 4000 trees were planted into Stage 3a of the Project in 2008, and a further 4000 planted at the end of winter in 2009, to complete Stage 3b of the Project, and the Corridor. The Group is now monitoring wildlife in the Corridor.
Members of the Wonyip Landcare Group are also actively involved as Waterwatch volunteers and in the JARR Project.
Contact: Helen Spittle Tel: 0425 710 001 Email: email@example.com
Robert Spittle Tel: 0413 775 445 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodside Landcare Group
Woodside Landcare Group takes care of Landcare activites around the areas of Woodside along the South Gippsland Highway. Their boundaries go south to McLoughlins Beach, east to Woodside Beach and north to Giffard Darriman. They are a very active and social group whose members are heavily involved in the control of pest plants and animals, salinity remediation and revegetation work on their land.
Woodside Landcare Group was one of the first Landcare Groups established and were instrumental in the formation of the YYLN. Members are actively involved in the Mullungdung to Coast Project (protecting remnant vegetation, connectivity corridors and cross property biodiversity planning) and the Gippsland Plains Drought Tolerant Pasture Group (trialling perennially pastures). Members are also undertaking a Coastcare funded project aimed at linking remnants to Jack Smith Lake. They are an extremely active and social group.
Contact: Nikki Jennings Tel: 0429 464 212 Email: email@example.com
Yarram Urban Landcare Group
Yarram Urban Landcare Group are a recent group who have been very active in assisting in restoring the
little known Yarram Bicentennial (Botanical) Gardens. They have several other projects in the pipeline.
Contact: Peter Hill Tel: 5182 5865 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org