The Victorian Coalition Government has marked the 25th anniversary of the Landcare movement with $600,000 to help fund activities, highlighting the great work of this iconic volunteer movement.
Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said “Landcare is an amazing grass roots movement that harnesses individuals and groups from a variety of backgrounds from kids to retirees, office workers to farmers, CEO’s to students.”
“Landcare has had 25 strong years of providing support for our environment and the Government wanted to show its support on their 25th anniversary to recognise those individual and group efforts.
“Each Landcare group and network in the 10 Catchment Management Authority regions of Victoria will receive $60,000 to progress their hard work and efforts.
"We recognise and acknowledge the work of these dedicated volunteers and groups who are devoted to making sure Victoria's natural environment is protected and restored for future generations to enjoy.
“Landcare brings landholders and communities together to plan, organise and develop practical ideas to address environmental or land management issues of common concern.
“With 750 Landcare groups in Victoria and 5,000 throughout Australia, volunteers share in a desire to creative positive change in their communities and their projects and initiatives help to improve and protect our state’s natural resources,” Mr Bull said.
For more information about Victorian Landcare go to www.landcarevic.net.au