The Local's Landcare Program

Who are the Landcare Crew

The CPPA Landcare crew have been caring for the public bushland reserves along the Coal Point Peninsula since 1995. We are a committed crew and are one of the longest running and geographically largest groups in the city. There's a great summary of our activities in the CPPA Landcare Sites Case Study booklet.

Where and When we landcare

Where

To get around to all the reserves we have a dynamic roster, which allows for an 8 week return cycle that seems to be working wonders for keeping the weeds at bay.

The most accurate calendar of landcare activities can be found on this blog's calendar of events, it provides the site locations.  The Calendar below is our plan for the year which does get revised from time to time.





When

There is landcaring happening in a local reserve every Thursday from 8am-noon Morning tea is at 10am. Tools and socialising are provided. If you would like to be on the weekly email that lets the group know where we'll be and what we'll be doing please contact Suzanne at cppalandcare@gmail.com


COVID and Landcare

The Landcare Resource Centre has provided the following conditions which we will be complying with
  • Ensure a maximum of 10 people on site at once. Larger events such as community planting days cannot be supported at this stage.
  • Ask participants to stay home if they are unwell, or have been advised to self-isolate.
  • Do not car pool to the site.
  • Exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures.
  • Volunteers over 65 or with Chronic Health Conditions should consider the advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and exercise extra caution to avoid contact with others.
  • Encourage participants to wash their hands often. Provide facility for hand washing with soap where possible, or hand sanitizer as an alternative.
  • Ensure good hygiene practices are in place, do not share food or PPE, tools and equipment. This should include using your own pen to sign in.
  • Clean all tools before commencing work, and at the end of each work day.
  • Use your daily work diary to record how your group will manage risks associated with COVID-19, including how vulnerable workers are avoiding contact with others. 
  • As usual, ensure participants sign in and out using your Landcare Blue Books and have completed a registration form with their contact details in your Green Book so they can be contacted if required.

How of landcare.

Our landcare activities are guided by Action Plans that have been developed by the LMCC Landcare Resource Centre, who provide permission on behalf of Council to landcare on the public land.



What's on the Landcare sites?

You can find about about the local plants on this page - the Plants in our Bigger Backyard.
There's information about the local wildlife  at The Animals in our Bigger Backyard
You can see some of the impact of the landcare team's efforts  by perusing The changes in our Bigger Backyard.

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