What's New in November 2018-Brand new format!

BCLN E-news

Welcome to the new look E-news!

We have made a few changes to make it easier for you to scan through and see what's on offer, either on your computer or your phone. Then you can click on the read more links for the information you are interested in to get the full story. Read on and enjoy!

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Its that time of year again, extra details for this day now available, come along and see behind the scenes at the River Garden and Nursery and hear about the connection between healthy landscapes and healthy people with our special guest speaker Anita Pryor. Of course a delicious local food lunch is included, so many reasons to get involved!

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Kongwak Hills Landcare group AGM, Sunday 18th November -Pizza night

Kongwak Hills Landcare Group are holding their AGM at the recently opened Burra Brewery Co. located at 12 Commercial St, Korumburra from 5pm for pre-meeting drinks. AGM and Pizza dinner to follow. Drinks at own cost, pizza & dessert included for financial KHLG members; non-members $22. Everyone welcome including new and potential members and friends. Please rsvp to Marg [email protected]

For more on the activities of the Kongwak Hills Landcare Group click here.


Phillip Island Landcare Group Annual General Meeting this year includes a farm walk at Jenny and Barry Jackson's and of course a delicious lunch. 

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Gippsland Intrepid Landcare – Island beach clean up December 1st-2nd

Gippsland Intrepid have partnered with Sea Shepherd Australia, Plastic Free Phillip Island & San Remo and other local organisations to bring together an awesome weekend full of inspiring activities involving plastic! Between 18-35 years old and want to make a difference? Grab yourself ticket ! 

Click here to find out more and  book your spot.



The bees have landed!!!

Our bees have arrived, and our Bee Keeping Masterclasses are full! All Masterclass tickets were snapped up the very first day the September eNews went out, so we are running 2 sessions, and have a waiting list. Obviously, we aren’t the only ones excited to have these new little critters in our River Garden!

Click here to read the full article.​​


262,000 plants in the ground across Bass Coast for the 2018 planting season!

The last Community planting day for the year was held on Sunday 14th of October by the Bass Valley Landcare Group at Tony and Jacinta Vansteklenbergs. 1300 plants in the ground, great spit roast lunch, great company and well done to all involved.

The planting season for 2018 is now over, with a whopping total of 262,000 plants in the ground! Congratulations and well done on this fantastic effort to all BCLN landholders, volunteers and staff involved.

​For more information on starting your own planting project in 2019 click here.​​


Gippsland Landcarers attend National conference

Our very own Board members, Paul Speirs and Ric Oldham attended the National Landcare Conference this year along with other community members from across Gippsland. What a great opportunity to share information, network and learn from other Landcare members and groups are doing ‘Landcare’ across the country. 
Pictured above, catching up at the conference Ric Oldham (Bass Coast Landcare Network), Lynne Amore (Avon River Landcare Group), Madeleine Hinder and Sam Forbes  (Gippsland Intrepid & Flooding Creek Landcare Group).

Click here for a roundup of the conference and copies of presentations from Landcare Australia.


The best of ‘Throwback Thursdays’

A new feature on our Facebook page, ‘Throwback Thursdays” has been very popular so we are looking for more great stories and pics from you! Send in your before and after shots from Landcare projects and inspire others into action. Be a part of our great Landcare community, learning from and sharing with each other.

Click here to check out the story behind this transformation at Kitty Miller Wetlands on Phillip Island.

What’s your story? We’d love to hear it send your pics and info to [email protected]


Gippsland’s own Kathleen Brack named Young Landcare Leader

Kathleen Brack, West Gippsland Catchment Authority's (WGCMA) Regional Landcare Program Officer has been named Young Landcare Leader of the year at the National Landcare Awards in Brisbane.  She has supported activities in five Landcare network areas, local friends groups and helped set up the Gippsland Intrepid Landcare group.

We have worked with Kathleen in many Landcare related roles over the years, her positive outlook, can do attitude and support she’s given BCLN and others is very inspiring. Well done on this fantastic achievement!!!

For the full story on the WGCMA website click here.​​


2018 Bird monitoring days at John and Libby’s

A big thank you to John and Libby for hosting the final 3 Creeks bird monitoring session for 2018. At over four visits to John and Libby‘s property Dallas Wyatt has identified 39 different species of birds, living proof of the benefits of revegetation.

Click here for more on the 3 Creeks Landcare Group Activities.​​



Junior Landcare grants available

Does your school want a veggie garden, frog pond or compost project? Apply now for a Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant. Great opportunity for our local schools, spread the word!
Our Education staff are also available for advice on writing grants or to help plan your indigenous plants gardens for bush tucker or to provide habitat for local wildlife, email us at [email protected] or click on the link below to access the grants page.

Click here to access our Environmental Detectives Schools program info.

Click here to access the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants.


Did you know we have a page dedicated to our Nursery Group on our website?

If you would like to learn how to propagate plants in a fun, welcoming environment then check our Nursery Group page to see how you can get involved. Weekly volunteer sessions run year-round.

Click here to find out more about volunteering at our Nursery.​​


 Offset your car emissions in local planting projects!

If you feel passionate about the environment and want to do your bit for our beautiful native flora and fauna, why not consider offsetting your car emissions with Bass Coast Landcare Network?
Just click on your car's size to make a donation, which will cover the planting of enough indigenous plants to offset your car’s emissions for a year.  You will also receive a great sticker for your car to show your commitment to the environment. 

To offset your car emissions with BCLN click here.​


Bass Coast Arc – Landcare Public Fund making projects a reality - Donate today to make a difference

The Bass Landcare Public Fund is a regional non-profit organisation focusing on conserving biodiversity throughout Bass Coast.​ The Bass Coast Arc – “Community Access to Public Space” concept supports community groups to work with public land managers to improve the environment of our public spaces and create appropriate access to these unique areas.

Your contribution no matter how small, helps to protect native plants and animals in Bass Coast’s most ecologically important landscapes.

Click here to find out more about how you can assist this important work. ​​

What's your story?

We would love to hear from you and your Landcare group 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. Any feedback on our new format is most welcome. 

We especially can't wait for you to send us in your before and after shots from any Landcare works you have done on your property.

We look forward to meeting and catching up with you at events and activities around Bass Coast.

Until next month, 

Happy reading! From the Bass Coast Landcare Network.

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