Catchment Action Roundtables (or CARTS) run by the CMA to bring community groups and agencies together in an area, are a terrific opportunity for Landcare Groups and other stakeholders in NRM works to put forward project concepts, talk about current projects, or seek collaboration with others with similar landscape visions.
The Cannibal Creek Landcare Group participated in the CART process and suggested some project ideas on and around Cannibal Creek. Their suggestions elicited the interest of Melbourne Water, the Friends of Cannibal Creek, Cannibal Creek Reserve Committee, Mt Cannibal Conservation Group, Cardinia Shire Council, the CMA and Westernport Landcare Network. Each expressed interest in the projects in varying capacities. Bunyip Landcare Group also joined CCLG in works along the Creek with CCLG taking the ‘upstream’ section and BLG the ‘downstream’ length.
The Cannibal Creek Project has included revegetation, Blackberry and Pittosporum control, with an extensive fox control program. A group representative voluntarily assists linking landholders with shooters and each fox shot results in a $20 payment to the shooter. The Group are excited about broadening their project into frog habitat education for landholders and protecting ferns on waterways. The Cannibal Creek Landcare Groups project is a Gem when you consider how many different groups are involved in NRM in one geographical area !
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