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West Hume Landcare

West Hume Landcare

 Our purpose

Bringing people together to enrich our local environment

We achieve this purpose with:

  1. Hands-on activities on-farm, in schools, along roadsides, creeks and community spaces
  • Tree planting and seed collection
  • Erosion control
  • Fencing
  • Understanding, protecting and enhancing ours soils
  • Preventing / repairing salinity patches and soil acidification
  1. Events
  • Sharing and discovery through field days, workshops, fun days and friendships
  1. Building connections
  • Acting locally and engaging regionally
  • Participating in Murray Landcare, and fostering partnership projects
  • Close relationships with local schools

Background

West Hume Landcare was established in 1989 as a response to community concerns around land degradation and a desire to work together.  It was the first community run Landcare group in New South Wales.

Our activities are focused around Burrumbuttock, Balldale, Brocklesby, Howlong, Jindera, Walbundrie and Walla Walla in the Murray region.

Our Group has organised over 250 events, managed 17+ projects and supported the development of the award winning Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre at Burrumbuttock.

Over time we have gained funding totalling $2 million dollars to support projects for improving the health of the local environment and promoting positive connections between community members, including those on farms, in towns, and in schools.

It’s easy to initiate change in a local community. We can be flexible, generate good ideas and make practical changes. Together we can make a difference! 

Get in touch:

Kathie Le Busque, West Hume Landcare Coordinator

Email: Kathie@petaurus.net.au

Phone: 0408 443 261

Like us on Facebook: @westhumelandcare