We are delighted to welcome Brian Davey on board as our new Victorian Landcare Facilitator since December 2021. We thank DELWP for the funding until June 30, 2024, and Yarra Ranges Council for hosting the position for our mutual benefit.


At our AGM on Friday 12 November, the following were elected to our committee:President, Karen Garth (Mt Toolebewong & District Landcare Group), Treasurer, Sophie Ellul (Southern Dandenongs Landcare Group), Ordinary Members - Jane Hollands (Friends of Sassafras Creek) and Mary-Ellen Wallace-Smith (Mt Toolebewong & District Landcare Group). 

We look forward to another productive year! 

The Yarra Ranges Landcare Network is delighted to announce that we have produced our first Strategic Plan. This will guide us for the next five years, and we thank past and current committee and group members for their contribution..

We look forward to delivering practical, onground actions to support our members to grow landcare in their area, demonstrate best practice land manangement, improve biodiversity and rise to the challenges of climate changes. 

The YRLN is delighted to announce that our next Victorian Landcare Facilitator will be employed by Yarra Ranges Council, and we expect to advertise the position soon. The network will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with council to manage the position to achieve the outcomes required by the VLF programme. This arrangement will enable the network committee to operate at a strategic level to achieve best practice land manangement across our region. 

Six YRLN groups have now formed the new Nangana Landcare Network - Johns Hill, Monbulk, Cardinia Hills, Macclesfield & YV Equestrian landcare groups, and the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater. We wish them well in their endeavours and we will all continue to work collaboratively to advance the principles of landcare and best practice land management in our region.  

Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to covid restrictions, and the site suffered storm and flood damage in June and July. FIngers and toes crossed that we will meet next year to continue this project. 

Join Mt Toolebewong & District Landcare, Healesville Environment Watch Inc and community volunteers to revegetate the banks of the Yarra River at Everard Park, Healesville.  Registration commences with a free morning tea at 9.30 am, and planting will be between 10 am and noon.

BYO gloves, a cup and change of footwear. Please note, the nearest toilet facilities are in the Healesville township. Registrations are essential to toolebewonglandcare@gmail.com  and covid safe protocols will be followed.  For more information, please contact Karen on 0418 999 936. Planting group 2sm

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