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Local Community Environment Groups
There are dedicated community groups within Mansfield Shire who work tirelessly to improve the local environment. New members are always welcome!

Are you interested in revegetation, protecting native bush, growing indigenous plants, encouraging native grasses, soil conservation, erosion control, weed control?

Then contact your local Landcare group. Here you can meet like-minded people, work on environmental projects and gain access to resources including grants, books, pamphlets, seedlings (when available) and expertise on many of these subjects. Details of local Landcare and environmental groups can be found on the website listed below

For further information contact:

Kerstie Lee
Landcare Facilitator
Up2Us Landcare Alliance
Shop 3, 12-22 Highett Street, Mansfield VIC 3722
Mobile: 0400 613 344
Email: info@up2us.org.au
Website: http://www.up2us.org.au

Trust for Nature has already protected more than 80,000 hectares of bush across Victoria. Established under the Victorian Conservation Trust Act (1972), Trust for Nature is the only Victorian organisation to protect bushland with land management agreements that last forever.

Vision: To protect 1,000,000 hectares of private land to safeguard Victoria's natural heritage.

Mission: Creating solutions that protect and improve biodiversity through private nature conservation.

As an independent, not-for-profit organisation Trust for Nature has grown to:

Permanently protect more than 800 private properties, 35,000 hectares, through Conservation Covenants with landholders.
Provide ongoing land management support to participating landholders through a stewardship program. Purchase and conserve more than 111 properties including historic sites such as Ned's Corner, near Mildura.
Develop a Revolving Fund to buy at-risk properties which are then re-sold with Conservation Covenants.
Provide conservation organisations across Australia with advice on Conservation Covenants, as the country's leader in the field.

For more information contact:
Shelagh Curmi
Upper Goulburn Project Officer
PO Box 124, Benalla 3672
Ph: 03 5761 1525
Email: shelaghc@tfn.org.au
website: http://www.trustfornature.org.au/

Waterwatch is a national community water quality monitoring network that encourages all Australians to become involved and active in the protection and management of their waterways and catchments.

The Waterwatch program was established by the Australian Government during 1993. There are now nearly 3000 Waterwatch groups monitoring water quality at over 7000 sites throughout 200 catchments.

Waterwatch groups conduct biological and habitat assessments plus physical and chemical water tests.

The Waterwatch network is made up of individuals, community groups, and school groups. Local Waterwatch facilitators and coordinators support the community to understand, protect and restore waterway and catchment health.

If you are interested in joining the Goulburn Broken Waterwatch group contact:

Jill Breadon
Phone: 03) 5776 9579
Email: breadon2@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.vic.waterwatch.org.au/