Community groups such as LandCare are Vibrant and sustainable only by the continuous passionate enthusiasm and devotion of community members. Capricornia Catchments is committed to providing communities with the support and information to implement activities that raise the community’s awareness of environmental issues and help to instigate sustainable strategies for caring about the environment.

The Capricorn Coast Landcare Group

The Capricorn Coast Landcare Group
The Capricorn Coast Landcare GroupCentral Queensland
The Capricorn Coast Landcare Group was founded in 1987 to address Landcare issues in the Fitzroy River coastal catchment. These groups of enthusiastic volunteers from diverse backgrounds are helping to care for the land and water along Queensland’s Capricorn Coast. They work in partnership with local council, NRM orgaisations and other conservation and community groups.

About Us

Capricorn Coast Landcare projects involve on-ground revegetetion, weeding and rehabilitation projects as well as community environmental education workshops and displays.

As development increases along the Capricorn Coast, The group is strongly concerned with Urban Landcare and environmental education.

Capricorn Coast Landcare group established a Junior Landcare Program in Capricorn Coast schools more than 15 years ago. This program has since spread nationally and even internationally.

In 2000, The Envirolink Centre was established as part of the groups Envirolink Project to promote community awareness of natural resource management issues. The aim of this project is to provide an environmental resource library to the community to access a range of information on environmental issues such as weeds, pest animals, nature conservation, water quality, biodiversity and erosion among many other topics.

To access a recent edition of the “envirolink news” click here.

To find out more visit capricorncoastlandcaregroup.mysite.com

Capricorn Coast Landcare Group Inc.

Envirolink Centre
3/78 John Street
PO Box 727
Yeppoon QLD 4703

Phone: 07 4939 1002
Fax: 07 4939 1668

Email: envirolink@cqnet.com.au

www.capricorncoastlandcaregroup.mysite.com

The Caves District Landcare Association

The Caves District Landcare Association
The Caves District Landcare AssociationCentral Queensland
The Caves District Landcare Association Inc has been operating in Central Queensland since 1989 and today is still a vibrant group of dedicated landholders committed to local weed management and education through practical educational workshops, and working bees.

About Us

The Caves District Landcare Association has worked on schemes such as the Adopt- A- Road initiative overseen by Main Roads and Keep Australia Beautiful. The group planned and implemented working bees to re habilitate areas of remnant vegetation along road sides by Burning off, collecting Rubbish, Mulching, and revegetating these areas.

The Caves District Landcare Association has played an important role in bringing together the local community on issues that affect the productivity of local businesses and also the health of local environments.
The group recently held a number of workshops and field days focusing on topics such as Lantana, Leucaena, Healthy soils and property planning and design.
The Caves Landcare group functions with the generous support of the Fitzroy Basin Association and Fitzroy River and Coastal Catchments. Along with these two organisations, a range of government and community groups provide their expertise and time to engage with the community in conducting field days and information sessions to highlight environmental issues and sustainable practices.

Want to find out more, Contact us:

PO Box 15, The Caves, QLD 4702
Email : mmc42267@bigpond.net.au

Emu Park Community Bushcare Group

Emu Park Community Bushcare Group
Emu Park Community Bushcare GroupCentral Queensland
The Emu Park Community Bushcare Group is run by volunteers from all walks of life that have a passion for the environment and their community. Activities are usually held on weekends and often include a social get-together, like a BBQ.

About Us

Since 2000, the Emu Park Community Bushcare Group has been involved in rehabilitation work on the Capricorn coast. The group aims to:

* Protect and restore the habitat of threatened plants and animals

* Reverse the decline in native vegetation and help manage protected areas

* Prevent or control the introduction and spread of feral animals, pests and weeds.

Emu Park Community Bushcare Group has helped improve a number of sites on public land in the Emu Park area. We have helped revegetate and rehabilitate areas including Bicentennial Lagoon, Patterson Street, and the Tanby Point beach access.

In partnership with the Fitzroy Basin Association Inc, Emu Park Bushcare is helping remove the threat of weeds from endangered patches of coastal forest, called beach scrub, through the Bringing Back the Beach Scrub Project.

Bushcare members help monitor local lagoon systems and research the connections associated with ground water systems. We are also working with local development Sea Spray to help regenerate Cocoanut Point National Park.

Contact us
http://www.emuparkbushcare.org.au/

For more information and to become involved in our activities contact:
Capricorn Coast Landcare Envirolink Centre 07 49391002
or email us at emuparkbushcare@ymail.com

Marlborough District Landcare Group

Marlborough District Landcare Group
Marlborough District Landcare Group St Lawrence to Marlborough
The Marlborough District Land Care Group covers the greatest area of any landcare group in the sub-region; from St Lawrence to Marlborough and along the highway to Kunwarara including the areas draining into the Herbert and Styx rivers and Marlborough Creek.

About Us

The Marlborough District Landcare Group has around 50 members. The members in this group own or manage some of the largest properties in the sub-region.

If you would like to get involved please contact Russell Smith on 07 4935 6626

The Marlborough District Land Care Group covers the greatest area of any landcare group in the sub-region; from St Lawrence to Marlborough and along the highway to Kunwarara including the areas draining into the Herbert and Styx rivers and Marlborough Creek.

Marlborough Landcare Group has been involved in a project trialing control methods for Bellyache Bush and the project as well as the efforts of Russell and Anita Smith at “Strathmuir” appear as a case study “Landholder cooperation in Central Queensland” in “Bellyache Bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia) management manual: control options and management case studies from across Australia” produced by DEEDI in 2009.

Morinish Landcare Group

Morinish Landcare Group
Morinish Landcare GroupMorinish, Alton Downs, Ridgelands, Garnant and Glenroy.
The group has a dedicated membership covering over 30 properties who often arrange bus trips to member’s properties to inspect trial work and other successes.

About Us

The Morinish Landcare group has spent much time focusing on best management trials for the control of weed species such as Rubber Vine and Lantana. The group has also invested time and money in grazing practice trials for improving pasture condition. The grazing practice trial saw The Morinish Landcare group work with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to research pasture management options for modifying the condition of native pasture.

The Morinish Landcare Group has also been involved in the development of ‘A Green Future’, a DVD for all land managers. The DVD is a series of short factual case studies of grazing families throughout Queensland who have improved their natural resource base through land care principles.

The group has a dedicated membership covering over 30 properties who often arrange bus trips to member’s properties to inspect trial work and other successes.

If you would like to get involved, please contact Jeff Mills on 07 4937 3555 or Ron Bahnisch on 07 4933 4011 or the email listed.

Raglan Creek Catchment Working Group

Raglan Creek Catchment Working Group
Raglan Creek Catchment Working GroupGladstone
The Raglan Creek catchment working group was formed in 2003 following a meeting of landholders and council officers, under provisions of council’s administrative directions and policy, governing noxious weed control.

About Us

The working group members comprise landholders with land in the Raglan Creek Catchment, working in co-operation with Gladstone Regional Council, which provides administrative and on ground support.

The primary aim of the group is to control outbreaks of noxious weeds on strategic parcels of land within their catchment to prevent weed seed spread downstream in times of flood, and to pool landholder resources including equipment, labour and knowledge to tackle outbreaks of weeds in strategic areas.

Group members have since formation conducted successful strategic weed control working days, which have made a significant contribution to reduction of weed seed spread within the catchment. The group and landholders have also assisted FRCC to conduct successful Parthenium weed and Lantana control workshops. Additional landholder benefits through funding for individual land management projects have also been obtained.

Catchment landowners and the group have also been successful in sourcing funding through FRCC for a Lantana control trial, conducting Healthy Soils and Property Planning and Monitoring Workshops. Workshops and successful project completion will assist land managers to achieve improved management techniques which will improve value and productivity of their land. This will reduce hill side erosion, achieving desirable Reef Rescue and other natural resource management outcomes.

If you would like more information on the Raglan Creek Working Group please contact Councils Regulatory Services Division on 07 4977 6821 or via email info@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

Wycarbah And District Landcare Group Inc

Wycarbah and District Landcare Group Inc
Wycarbah and District Landcare Group IncCentral Queensland
Wycarbah and District Landcare Group Inc are a large and active Landcare group with a very strong community bond and enthusiasm. They are also one of the oldest Landcare groups around, having been incorporated in 1995.

About Us

There are around 70 properties included as members of the Wycarbah and District Landcare Group covering around 90 square Kilometers.

The group recently held a family orientated celebration of Queensland’s 150th anniversary, bringing together rural and urban communities for a day of activities based on the Fitzroy River.

Wycarbah and District Landcare Group aims at providing opportunities for its community and members such as increasing community education, awareness and participation in group activities, meetings, field days, property tours and newsletters that cover topics surrounding natural resource management, health and safety, environment and social networking.

To get involved call Gail Hanrahan on 07 4934 7161 or bunavon@bigpond.com

wycarbahLandcare