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Osborne Peninsula Landcare

Twenty years of dedication to a neighbourhood environment

In 1993, a small group of residents supported by the then Eltham Shire Council – now Nillumbik Shire – formed a Landcare Group. In 1994, Osborne Peninsula Landcare became an incorporated body with an ambitious charter of purpose:

The Landcare group is still going strong and still promotes social interaction through an active and collective caring for our unique riparian environment.

It has established a vigorous plant nursery which produces several hundred plant species and it holds regular working bees and skill-sharing workshops which it promotes through a colourful neighbourhood newsletter that is delivered to all Osborne and Hamilton Road residents and to householders in the Koornong.

Well-attended activities include seed collection, plant propagation, various methods of weed removal, planting of local indigenous species on Council, Government and private land.

Since it has been active, the Osborne Peninsula Landcare Group has restored long stretches of the riverbank, aided park rangers and private householders to care for, maintain and to extend important corridors of native flora for the benefit of native fauna and birdlife.

All residents are warmly invited to become part of the Landcare group.

Our Charter:

“To the care, protection, conservation and re-vegetation of private land, the adjoining State Park and roadside reserves. The group will seek to promote sound fire safety practices through education by authorities such as CFA."

"To identify, prioritise and address local threats to native flora and fauna, especially rare or threatened species, and other land protection issues, and will work as a local community-based group to achieve stated objectives."

 

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HOW TO JOIN

Download the membership form
and mail to 36 Osborne Road
Warrandyte Victoria 3113
 
Information about current nursery activities and planting days is on the events page of this website or via the signboard at the top end of Osborne Road, or through the neighbourhood newsletter “Osborne” which is published and distributed five times each year.

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