Landcare is a grassroots organisation that was established over 25 years ago and now comprises over 6000 community groups from all walks of life Australia wide. It maintains a unique partnership between the community, landholders, government and businesses, all working together for the common interest of protecting and repairing the environment.
The principal thing that binds landcarers together is a strongly held belief in the need to preserve our natural heritage and, wherever possible, to rehabilitate the land.
The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network also has a strong focus on environmental education in schools across the Murrindindi Shire.
Landcare is not just about a more sustainable approach to private land management. It also has a strong focus on community support and engagement. The social aspect of Landcare is just as vital a resource as the environmental focus. Many Landcare groups have social outings and joining your local group is a fantastic way to meet people.
Attending workshops and field days is also a great way to meet locals and network with government representatives and specialists in their fields, as well as people with common interests.