WHAT'S NEW IN APRIL- Happy Easter Reading!



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Watch Bass Coast light up with Luminous Streets - Last night Thursday 13th April!


Have you seen the Luminous Streets? After the amazing opening night last Saturday, you still have time left to visit the magical outdoor light galleries through five waterside parks in Bass Coast. Grantville, Pioneer Bay, Tenby Point, Corinella and Coronet Bay will all be lit up between 6-10pm until Thursday 13th of April. (Photo courtesy Jared Kuvent)

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Soilkee Demonstration Field day


A Soilkee Demonstration field day will be held on the 21st of April in Loch. Activities on the day will include a demonstration of the Soilkee Renovator and a facilitated walk and talk with an expert agronomist.

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A Foray into the curious Kingdom of Fungi


Delve into the fungal realms in a full day workshop with Natural History Photographer and Research Ecologist Alison Pouilot, in this sought after session on 7th May in Archies Creek.

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Intrepid Landcare - Epic Leadership retreat for young Landcarer's aged 18-35 years


On the 13/14th of May the Intrepid Landcare Leadership Retreat is coming to Gippsland and BCLN is really exited to support this event. Wilsons Prom will be the venue for an epic weekend of inspiring speakers, adventure, cultural awareness and conservation. 

Click here for more information and to apply for your place!

Best of the Powlett – From the top to the bottom – a Catchment Tour


Advance News: Join us on Friday 19th of May to tour some of the best Landcare projects from the top to the bottom of the Powlett catchment. Starting early we will visit 11 sites including a cool temperate rainforest gully on the property of Paul Speirs (pictured), Prom Country Cheese and the Mouth of the Powlett River. This tour aims to bring together people from our own and neighboring regions to look at some of the best examples of on ground Landcare works to inspire others to action. It is hoped that this will be the start of many similar days in other regions to share knowledge and experience with each other.

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Anderson Inlet - Cruising the Inlet


Last Monday 3rd of April, 18 members of the Anderson Inlet Landcare Group were treated to a boat cruise around Anderson Inlet to look at the mouth of Pound Creek and revegetation projects onshore. Blustery conditions didn’t dampen their enthusiasm and participants remarked that it was great to get a different perspective of plantings from the water.

Click here to check out the Anderson Inlet Landcare Group page on the BCLN website. 

Phillip Island - A Great Day on the Farm at Bimbadeen


A great turnout of over 100 people experienced ‘A day on the Farm’ at award winning Phillip Island Property 'Bimbadeen' in this week's school holidays. Participants young and old got to see the Free range chooks, farm stay options, bees, beef, pigs and walked to the highest point on Hurricane Hill to get a great view of the whole farm. Lots of ideas for the many visitors keen to diversify operations on their own properties.

Click here to check out the Phillip Island Landcare Group page on the BCLN website. 


Expressions of interest sought for Grazfert Program in Bass Coast


Bass Coast Landcare Network are seeking expressions of interest to run a GrazFert Farm Nutrient Management Program in the Bass Coast Region. 

​GrazFert is a program developed for grazing farmers by AgVIC to assist farmers with managing Nutrients on their properties. 
To register your interest please click here to fill out an expression of interest form and for a flyer with more information on what this great program entails. 
Spaces will be limited so register your interest quickly to avoid disappointment and help us bring this valuable program to Bass Coast. 

Ifarm  - Farm planning and mapping tool


Join us this May to take part in the iFarm farm mapping and planning program utilising the latest aerial imagery of your property and GIS software.  You will learn how to map paddocks, infrastructure, waterways, tracks, native vegetation, pipelines, fencing and more. 

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Introducing the River Garden at Bass


The River Garden is a hectare of land on the river flats adjacent to the BCLN office in Bass that we have leased to be converted to a combination trials site, education facility and community garden.

The trials aspect will emphasise innovative, regenerative, horticultural practices that can be applied in our landscape from the home garden to a commercial scale. Read below for more on our first trial crop. 

We have developed a basic master plan for the site which is flexible to evolve with community consultation and lessons learned as we go along.

Click here to continue reading about the works conducted so far. Watch the Sustainable Agriculture Page on our website and this e-news for updates on this exciting new space. 

Hops into Bass - first trial crop harvested


In late March the Hops into Bass project harvested its crop from our first trial project in Bass. Nine Hops varieties were successfully harvested and are currently finding homes at local boutique breweries and home brewers throughout Bass Coast and South Gippsland. Thanks to everyone in this project. A special thanks goes out to our harvesters, the work from the dole team, supported by Sureways.

For more information on trials and sustainable agriculture click here.

Bass Coast Arc - We need your help to make it a reality!


The Bass Coast Arc – “Community Access to Public Space” concept was the brainchild of passionate members of our community. The project aims to support local community group/s to work with land managers to improve public spaces. Click here to find out how your donation will be put towards this important work and start to get new projects rolling out across Bass Coast. 


Each month we feature a Bass Coast Landcare Network Staff member so you can put a face to the name and learn about us and what we do. 


Dave Bateman

Dave started with the Bass Coast Landcare Network in 2007 and has since worked in numerous roles.  Dave's current role is Natural resource Management Coordinator. 

Click here for more information or to get into contact with any of our team. 

Tell us your stories....

We would love to hear from you and your groups with stories and photos of what's been happening in your area and suggestions of things that you would like to see in your E-news!

Until next month, Have a safe and happy Easter with your family and friends, 

From the Bass Coast Landcare Network. 


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