Landcare Celebrates 25 Years

Landcare Celebrates 25 Years

Victoria Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith

Coalition Gives Landcare $600,000 Birthday Gift

Victor P Taffa

The Victorian 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.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith joined Ferntree Gully Primary School students and local Landcare volunteers for a tree-planting session to mark Schools Tree Day.

“Landcare has had 25 strong years of providing support for our environment. It is timely that we show our support on their 25th anniversary.” Mr. Smith said.

“$600,000 for Landcare will progress the vital work that Landcare Volunteers perform across our state.”

 

“Each Landcare group and network in the 10 Catchment Management Authority regions of Victoria will receive $60,000 to progress their great work.”

“With this funding the Victorian Coalition Government thanks our Landcare volunteers for the outstanding contribution they make to our parks, rivers, wetlands, coasts and more.”

“We recognise and acknowledge the work of these dedicated volunteers and groups devoted to making sure Victoria’s natural environment is protected and restored for future generations to enjoy.” Mr. Smith said.

“Landcare brings landholders and communities together to plan, organise and develop practical ideas to address environmental or land management issues of common concern.”

“I hope that all Victorians will join me in recognising the significant impact that Landcare has had on our environment and our community.”

There are now 750 Landcare groups in Victoria and 5,000 throughout Australia. These volunteer groups run a wide variety of projects and initiatives that enhance and protect our state’s natural resources.