About Us

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Our vision is to represent, strengthen, support and grow Tasmania’s community Landcare movement to improve the health of our natural and working landscapes.  

Landcare Tasmania

The Association was founded in 1994 as the state peak membership body for community Landcare. We’re governed by passionate volunteer landcarers from around Tasmania who have dirt under their fingernails and generosity in their hearts. 

Our staff team is small, committed and extremely hard working – and inspired by the effort from the community we work with, and for. We provide direct support to more than 200 care groups and landcaring landowners from across the state through a variety of programsPartnerships are paramount and we thank various funding bodies and sponsors.

Importantly Landcare Tasmania also provides an independent, representative voice for community Landcare in the state - and nationally too as a member of the National Landcare Network. 

objectives

  • Promote community Landcare
  • Connect people and organisations with an interest in Landcare
  • Support landcarers with administration, information and funding
  • Represent community Landcare as an advocacy body

Our meetings

The Landcare Tasmania General Committee meets quarterly around the state and the Executive meets monthly at our Hobart office on the other months.  Come along to a meeting near you or nominate for a Committee position.

Our values

  • Recognise and encourage people’s connection to the land
  • Recognise the goodwill of volunteers and supporters, and appreciate their commitment to Landcare
  • Be an enduring, proactive, vision-oriented and relevant organisation
  • Communicate well and promote the Landcare movement
  • Be a trusted and accessible source of information
  • Support and encourage community landcarers
  • Act with integrity, honesty and respect
  • Be an open and inclusive organisation that fosters cooperation
  • Be non-partisan in representing the views of community landcarers
  • Ensure that the governance of the organisation follows due process and is guided by the views of our membership

Our Constitution

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The Constitution sets the foundations for Landcare Tasmania as an organisation.
A thorough review of the Constitution was undertaken during 2012 – 2013, and a number of changes were made to ensure robust governance and a structure that best represents members’ interests.

The new and improved Constitution was approved in September 2013.

Event Focus

Boneseed Blitz

Earth Ocean Network (EON) was established in 2010 to sell 2nd hand books at the summer markets with the primary aim of raising funds for environmental projects in Bicheno and surrounding areas.

In August, EON are hosting a two-day Boneseed Blitz to continue work on 12 ha. of Crown Land behind Bicheno which was burnt late last year. In one way, the fire has provided a great opportunity to clear the area of this weed - however many hands are needed to give the best chance to complete the job before spring flowering!

The work will involve pulling up seedlings (and you'll quickly learn to identify boneseed if you don't already know it!). 

Wear strong shoes or boots plus long sleeves and trousers.   You'll need to bring lunch, snacks and drinks. 

You don't need to stay for the full two days.  Even a couple of hours will be a big help!
Children are welcome if accompanied by adults.

Please contact Deb Gardner (EON secretary) for further details -
email: deborahgardner31@gmail.com

If you are travelling from the south and would like to share transport, contact Vicki at Landcare Tasmania on 6234 7117 or email:  support@landcaretas.org.au

A free BBQ  dinner will be provided for volunteers, and some accommodation businesses are offering special deals to volunteers.
Please let them know you are part of the Boneseed work effort!

http://www.bichenobackpackers.com/ rates from $27 pp /pn

Wintersun Gardens Motel - rates from $85 per room per night for 2 people
email:   wintersunbicheno.com.au or phone 0363751225

Silver Sands Motel - 2 night special budget rooms from $60   http://www.silversandsbicheno.com.au/index.htm