Two programs and their collaboration with Landcare highlighted the Baw Baw Shire Council’s involvement with Landcare in Warragul. One project enhanced a park and creek reserve area in Warragul through connecting biodiversity and local fauna with the school community and the Warragul Landcare Group. The Shire and Landcare group were involved in rehabilitation activities in the Brooker Park and creek reserve and conducted planting days, weed control and evening biodiversity sessions hosted in the St Pauls Anglican School’s Science Lecture Theatre. Biodiversity topics engaged the school community around Giant Gippsland Earthworms and a frog night walk with an expert speaker on frogs provided by the Shire.
Proactive members of the Landcare group, school teaching staff and the Shire Council have brought together families interested in conserving the local creek and providing native habitat.
In another program which is reducing the Baw Baw Shire Council’s rabbit burden for residents along the railway line, the Warragul Urban Landcare Group began an innovative rabbit program in efforts to reduce the rabbit population in the community. Older residents of the lifestyle village joined forces with Landcare and the Council in a declared war on rabbits. The Warragul Urban Landcare Group shares information about its rabbit program and upcoming working bees with the community on its Facebook page.
The Landcare Share Centre is grassroots Landcare supporting grassroots Landcare
The Share Centre is a service provided by Landcare Victoria Incorporated (LVI)