Eurobodalla’s valued Landcare volunteers continued to deliver for Eurobodalla over the past year, contributing more than 10,000 hours of hard work in our local bushland reserves.
Volunteerism in Landcare is at an all-time high, with 315 dedicated regular volunteers across Eurobodalla’s 24 Landcare groups.
Council’s Landcare Coordinator Emma Patyus said the work of the volunteers in the 2017-18 year equated to an incredible $295,050 of in-kind conservation activities.
“Landcare volunteers continue to make a terrific contribution in looking after so many bushland reserves along our beaches, headlands and waterways,” she said.
“Over 300 volunteers contributed 9,835 hours of labour to help manage weeds, control the invasive Indian Mynas and clean up litter in our well-loved reserves.
“We also had 2,200 individuals take part in Landcare projects, activities or other initiatives supported by Council.
“We want to thank all the dedicated Landcare volunteers who make such a difference in caring for their patch.”
In addition to Council’s Landcare program, Eurobodalla’s natural resource management work includes coast and estuary programs for the Clyde, Tomaga, Moruya, Tuross/Coila and Wagonga estuaries.
These projects are often supported by Landcare volunteers and landholders of adjoining properties to extend the benefits across the landscape.
During 2017-18 estuarine conservation works were undertaken throughout approximately 500 hectares of Endangered Ecological Communities and high value estuarine areas across Eurobodalla.
Works included weed control and revegetation, community education and engagement, erosion control and river bank stabilisation.
It was thanks to grant funding from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and South East Local Land Services.
For more information about Council’s environmental programs, visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au
Above: Council’s Landcare Coordinator Emma Patyus briefs volunteers at Tomakin.