~ Protecting the unique RAMSAR listed Nooramunga and Corner Inlets
by improving the ecology of the Jack and Albert Rivers catchment ~
JARR - About us
The Jack and Albert River Restoration (JARR) project sits within the Yarram Yarram Landcare Network (YYLN) and is a landscape-scale project driven by the local community.
The steering committee guides project direction and outcomes. It is made up of representatives from partner organisations, Landcare volunteers and staff. It meets quarterly to report on activities, set direction and discuss issues that arise. It is an informal group that does not hold elections. It is chaired by community representative, Albert River Landcare member and YYLN Board Chair, Michael Hobson.
The Partners in JARR include the Wettenhall Environment Trust (WET), Yarram Yarram Landcare Network (YYLN), West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA), Corner Inlet Connections, Coastcare Victoria, HVP Plantations, Wellington Shire Council, Parks Victoria, Albert River Landcare, Binginwarri Landcare, Wonyip Landcare, Yarram Urban Landcare, Yarram Secondary College, Waterwatch, Trust for Nature and Greening Australia.
Yarram Yarram Landcare staff provide executive support and coordinate project delivery on a part-time basis. Development of project proposals and seeking funding opportunities are also crucial components of the role.
Executive Officer: Belinda Brennan
Being a community driven project the role of local Landcare groups is vital. Groups conduct volunteer on-ground works and monitoring of the landscape. Their projects can range from individual landholders to broad multi-property projects. They also provide volunteer labour for the volunteer component of any successful funding bids.
The broader community is involved in JARR in a number of ways, this includes giving business, Council, State Government and education an opportunity to have input into JARR through the committee, working together on projects, and setting strategic priorities together.