Monday, 13 November, 2023
Landcare Victoria Inc., is preparing to release the landcare movement’s inaugural 10-year plan next week, at the same time, it warns the future of community landcare is at risk.
The Plan, to be launched on Monday, 20 November, sets out a blueprint for landcare’s key role in creating biodiverse, productive and resilient Victorian landscapes.
Preparing to launch the Plan, Landcare Victoria Inc. Chair Jane Carney said: “I’m really proud of the Plan and the role we can play, but we have to address the fact that we don’t have the funding security we need.
“We have an army of tens of thousands of volunteers right across the state, but without funding certainty for our 80 local facilitators and 10 regional coordinators, landcare’s future is at risk.”
The plan will be launched at a free public webinar at 11am on Monday, 20 November. The webinar is free, but RSVPs are essential via Humanitix.
Landcare Victoria Inc. is at the forefront of environmental stewardship in Victoria. As the peak body for landcare in the state, we unite over 600 Member Groups, spanning 17,000 households and an estimated 60,000 individual members. Since the mid-1980s, we've been empowering communities to address pressing agricultural and environmental sustainability challenges. Our mission is to facilitate community-led action, from conserving native wildlife and restoring ecosystems to managing pests and creating wildlife corridors. Beyond environmental benefits, Landcare fosters community resilience and cohesion, connecting individuals from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for caring for the land.
To arrange an interview with Jane or for any questions or clarifications please contact Sarah Vella, Landcare Victoria Communications and Engagement Coordinator on (03) 9034 1943 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.