Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project was presented to a small but dedicated group of Bonnie Doon and Mansfield locals on Thursday evening at the Bonnie Doon Community Centre. Nick McCabe spent 13 months scouring the impressive cliffs and plateaus of Macquarie Island after a baiting program which saw the majority of pests culled. He said […]
Mansfield Lake Eildon
South Blue Range panorama
Mansfield Victoria Landcare
Up2Us is a community organisation within Mansfield Shire which aims to lead in the preservation, protection and enhancement of our land and water ecosystems by empowering community and individuals to act.
Landcare 25yrs and beyond, what are our drivers of change?
Up2Us Landcare Alliance are working with the Bonnie Doon Community Centre to host the evening which should prove interesting considering the feat that the Macquarie Island workers have managed. Come and hear Nick McCabe present the success of the Macquarie Island pest eradication project he participated in to eradicate rabbits and non-native rodents. Further discussion […]
As the professional delegate for Goulburn Broken region I was privileged to hear the inspiration behind the Voice for Indi and then think about how it may apply to the Landcare movement. Members of this group came and discussed how they initiated change and developed their political agenda by talking with people in local areas. […]
Up2Us Landcare Alliance supported me in attending a training seminar to host and facilitate a YOUth LEADing the World initiative here in Mansfield. I was amongst the oldest there and humbled by the breadth and extent of ideas generated from the next generation. Attached is an example we were shown of the difference a 10 […]
Up2Us Landcare Alliance has supported a trial in Ecoblade technology as another tool for banishing the blackberries ever present in our temperate climate. The Up2Us Weeds Coordinator has established a trial on a property in Ancona where two different chemicals along with the Ecoblade technology were used on different patches of blackberry within close proximity […]
Sharing the harvest has been something rural communities have done throughout time. Megan Knapp generously agreed to share her Kitchen Door facilities so that we could share in the preparation and eating of our autumn bounty. On Wednesday 9 April 42 people from the Barjarg community gathered with their platters, plates and dishes of delicious […]
A busy March Erosion Control with the Guru In March on a windy and stormy day, a group of ten farmers braved the conditions to learn about methods of tackling erosive soils during a field day at Bonnie Doon. The guru of erosion, Kerri Goshnick from DEPI, was the guest speaker for the day. He […]
Schools Day Eighty Mansfield Primary School students engaged in leadership skills together with learning about the unique animals in our waterways on a beautiful sunny day at Mirimbah in March. The grade 6’s were paired with a grade 2 student in a ‘buddy’ program in which stay the same over a 3year period. Murray the […]
WELCOME ALL to the Carp Fish Out at Lake Nillahcootie on Sunday 30th March from 4-7pm (picnic dinner included). We will have: a local expert fisherman demonstrate fishing techniques and talk about fishing in Mansfield. Fishing Victoria will be there to talk to us about Carp and the Environment. Some sandwiches to share for a […]
Come and learn about soil & geology of the region and the risks associated with erosion. Local experts Kerri Goshnick (DEPI Land management and Farm Services) and Greg Bekker (GB CMA Soil health) will present on the day, with erosion control methods discussed in situ where recent works have been undertaken. WHERE: 409 Hutchinson Rd, […]