Upper Broken River Landcare Group

Current

The Upper Broken River Landcare Group (UBRLG) invites membership from all permanent and part-time residents living in the region of the Upper Broken River extending to Tolmie. Members are also welcome from other areas of the Shire who are interested in their principles and philosophies.

The UBRLG has been actively involved in sustainable farming activities, revegetation, sustainable living activities and activities to support the health of the Broken River above Lake Nilahcootie. They have recently reviewed their strategic plan and are focussing on the following:

  1. To be River Guardians on the Broken River focussing on management of pest plants, revegetation of banks and overall health of the river.
  2. Sustainable farming activities including involvement in alternative fertiliser trials, soil health activities and production based farming for the region.
  3. Investment in the flora of area including protection of paddock trees, linking vegetation and remnant protection.

UBRLG has an annual fee of $20.00 which provides you with information about activities, field days, incentives for weeds and revegetation works in addition to contact with local people of the area. Joining a Landcare group gives you contact with the network facilitator and weeds coordinator who can assist with property planning and management issues you may have.

The President of the group is Rowan Swaney who lives and farms along the Broken River. Please feel free to contact him about joining the group or further information on activities via email or phone: [email protected], 0419522921.

History

Upper Broken River Landcare Group was formed to focus on improving the water quality of the Broken River. They have worked alongside WaterWatch and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to achieve outcomes. Alongside river health, interest in all things farming has also been a priority for the Upper Broken Landcare Group.

Sustainable Farming bus tour the Upper Broken River Landcare Group sponsored 2013

2014

Megan Knapp – owner of the Kitchen Door prepares cucumber and smoked salmon appetisers for the Barjarg Bounty gathering

Megan Knapp – owner of the Kitchen Door prepares cucumber and smoked salmon appetisers for the Barjarg Bounty gathering

Belinda Iberg, Joy Forrest and Rowena Ellis discuss caper production in Long Lane

Belinda Iberg, Joy Forrest and Rowena Ellis discuss caper production in Long Lane

Click here for Upper Broken River Landcare Group 2014/2015 Membership Subscription Form