Batesford Fyansford Stonehaven Landcare Group
Protecting and Restoring the Natural Environment
We are a small group of local volunteers who come together regularly to advocate and care for the natural environment.
- We protect and restore native vegetation and our shared habitat.
- We manage invasive weeds and rabbits which degrade the biodiversity and productivity of the land.
- We provide opportunities to connect with nature.
- We work with local schools to educate students on caring for the environment.
“ Protecting the natural environment is increasingly important to us now and for future generations ”
BFS Landcare supports efforts to protect the natural environment through submissions to government bodies and public presentations on environmental issues.
Recent activities include:
- A submission to the Victorian Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee in response to the Inquiry into Ecosystem Decline in Victoria 2020.
- A talk by Felicity Spear titled ‘The Peri-urban’ given to the Geelong Field Naturalists Club Forum (Saturday 16 March 2019).
Today’s youth are the land carers of tomorrow
For ten years BFS Landcare has carried out nature conservation works together with Covenant College (Geelong).
Our vision is to bring the students to a greater understanding of the importance of protecting, preserving and enhancing the natural environment and to demonstrate how they can be part of the solution.
Extending the Moorabool River Reserve 2023
A Project Supported by the City of Greater Geelong
BFS Landcare volunteers and Year Nine students from Covenant College teamed up to prepare for a mid-May planting at the Moorabool River Reserve in Batesford.