How to Join

Advantages of Membership

Application Form

Contact Details

Penny Roberts
03 54270795
PO Box 314
Woodend 3442

What is Landcare?

Landcare brings the community together:

  • to address environmental problems,
  • to appreciate the local natural landscape,
  • to assist in promoting sustainable agricultural production and
  • to promote community cohesion and belonging through working and sharing together.

What do members of Newham Landcare actually do?

  • Have fun and get a sense of satisfaction through co-operative participation and achievement.
  • Learn about local plants and wildlife; recognize what to keep and what to get rid of.
  • Understand about water catchments and healthy streams, and work to improve our local creeks.
  • Get to know neighbours by working together and talking about the environment and other issues of common interest.
  • Provide an official incorporated body to apply for funds for major and minor projects (eg. heavy machinery to attack the gorse problem).
  • Have meetings with invited experts to enhance knowledge.
  • Have social gatherings and working bees to do things such as:
    • Help clear weed infestation
    • Plant out designated areas
    • Endeavor to conserve endangered flora &fauna
    • Share a meal and good company

The committee meets on the first Monday of the month (February to December) between 7.30 - 9pm in Newham.
All members are welcome to attend the Committee meetings to become more involved or raise specific matters.
Please advise a committee member if you wish to attend. Meetings start and finish on time... and we enjoy them!

See also current projects.