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Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc

Contact: Karen Jamieson (send a message)
Phone: 02 69331443
Postal Address: PO Box 710, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
Murrumbidgee Landcare is a grass roots, umbrella organisation representing community Landcare in the Murrumbidgee catchment.

Catchment Vision:
A landscape supporting vibrant, financially sustainable communities, managed in harmony with natural systems to maximise their retention and expansion.

Murrumbidgee River

Our key priorities are to:

  • Support the Landcare networks
  • Encourage strategic alliances for the implementation of Landcare initiatives
  • Promote Landcare to the wider community and in particular to encourage young people to engage in Landcare activities

Our activities are directed to:

  • Facilitate training and skill building for Landcare members.
  • Provide initiatives to improve and strengthen the grassroots Landcare movement.
  • Represent Landcare group members, including speaking on their behalf and lobbying government at National, State and Local levels.
  • Develop linkages with other organisations.
  • Promote and develop a Landcare network.
  • Develop a public education and marketing strategy for community Landcare.
  • Investigate funding sources.
  • Provide a forum for landcarers to gain information and exchange ideas

The Murrumbidgee Landcare Association (as we were then known) was officially formed in July 1996. The Association was incorporated in June 1997. In late 2006 we decided on a name change to Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc, in part because the acronym MLA was apt to be misrecognised and also because it coincided with a period of reinvigoration and renewal for our association.

Murrumbidgee Landcare has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

Our Projects

Hollows for Homes

Approximately 46 species of animals and 81 species of birds need hollows for shelter or breeding in NSW. Wide-spread tree clearing has resulted in a “housing shortage”. There is a need to improve habitat for a wide range of important animal and bird species across the mid-Murrumbidgee. It takes a long time to grow a hollow however intervention in the form of installing nesting boxes can provide a tool to mitigate the historic losses of the past in the short-term. Raising awareness and promoting the importance hollows provides a tool to mitigate the historic losses of the past for the long-term. Funding is available for the construction and supply of nest boxes in areas of Coolamon, Junee, Tarcutta, Kyeamba, Eastern Riverina and Cootamundra. This project aims to: • Provide habitat for a wide range of important animal species including, but not limited to, Squirrel glider, Superb Parrot and microbats. • Raise awareness and promote the value of natural hollows for biodiversity. • Facilitate a coordinated approach to get various Landcare groups to work together to achieve landscape scale outcomes. • Facilitate increased adoption of sustainable practices to conserve and protect remnant trees and hollows.
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Cross Property Planning project

The Cross Property Planning project is a six-year community Landcare project to protect and enhance native vegetation in the central Murrumbidgee region of NSW. The region was extensively cleared for agriculture, with the remaining native vegetation (less than 5% of the total area) now existing in small, scattered patches on multiple tenures. This project, funded through the Australian Government’s Biodiversity Fund and the NSW Environmental Trust’s Community Bush Regeneration Fund, aims to link and enhance the fragmented remnants across property boundaries to preserve biodiversity and retain wildlife habitat.
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