Do you want to start your own Landcare group? Can you not resist pulling those weeds you see everyday in your local reserve? Do you evoke the Bradley sister spirit?
To establish a NEW Landcare site and group;
- First check ‘‘Our Landcare Sites and Working Bees’ page to see if there is already an existing Landcare group in your area.
- We require a minimum of 4 active volunteers in a Landcare group, who are willing to volunteer a minimum of 3 hours per month. You will need to contact members of your community and gather the group members on your own accord.
- Once you have at least 4 people who are willing to volunteer, each person is required to sign up to ‘Become a Member’ of Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare. You can do this on our website here.
- The group will then need to establish the day, time, length and frequency they will commit to hold working bees. (Some groups meet once a month, some 4 times a week. Most Landcare groups choose to work between 2-4hrs at each working bee. To start a NEW Landcare group, 4 group members must commit to a minimum of 3 hours per month).
- The group members are to appoint the position of Site Coordinator. The Site Coordinator is responsible for communicating working bee details with group members, supervising the group, upholding WHS and ensuring group members abide by the code of conduct. Site Coorindators are required to communicate directly with the Landcare Project Officer and assist to disseminate information to the group. Site Coordinators are also responsible for the completion of the Volunteer Log Book at their work site and funding applications for professional labour at the site, should it be required. See the full list of responsibilities here – Site Coordinator Responsibilities.
- Fill in the ‘Application to establish a NEW Landcare Site’ form below.
- Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare will then seek permission from the landholder (this may be Council, National Parks, Regional Parkland or Crown land).
- Once approval has been granted, the CHRL Project Officer will be in contact with the applicant who submitted the application form.
- Once approval has been granted, Landcare and the land manger will conduct a site visit and establish a Site Plan.
- Volunteers will then go through an induction and training.
- Volunteers can then pick up their protective clothing and tools.
- Work can commence!
In the interim while you are waiting for your site to be establish learn about Bush Regeneration!
AABR – The Australian Association for Bush Regeneration have a ‘Learn’ category with valuable resources to get your started, including;
You can also volunteer with any one of our existing Landcare groups. Look out our sites here.