Community Landcare is critical for our future
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration kicked off in 2021, promoting the urgency of avoiding ecological tipping points. In the face of significant environmental pressures, including widespread biodiversity loss and climate change, we are at a crucial moment in time. Our rapidly growing membership understands this urgency and is responding with meaningful actions to restore the health of their local environments. As a volunteer-based movement, however, the resources available to community Landcare do not match the scale of the task ahead.
By supporting community Landcare, you are giving those with local knowledge and connection, who are best-placed to care for their patch, genuine ownership over their local issues. Landcare Tasmania is a direct conduit to the community, and our programs and vital services are driven by their needs.
We invite you to help us support, empower and unite a diverse and growing community of capable and resilient Landcarers across Tasmania.
Our Member Support Program provides the services our members rely on to do their Landcaring work. Services include:
- Project funding
- No-cost insurance for Landcare groups through our bulk insurance policy and grant
- A small annual grant to cover the costs of running a volunteer group
- Training and networking opportunities
- Project advice and administrative help
- Recruiting volunteers
- Advertising events and working bees
- Raising the voice of our members and their work through our newsletters, social media, and website
- Fundraising to support member projects
The social and environmental benefits of this program flow out to the communities where our members work.
Our groups find our services essential in being able to carry out their Landcare work
"Landcare Tasmania have been the inspiration behind the decade of our Huon Island restoration, through financial, personal and professional support; freely given and always sound… They give the sense that there is a body out there that is ready to help you do what is critically important.”
-Michael Foley, Friends of Huon Island
"We wouldn’t be functioning without Landcare Tasmania. I would not have been able to do 24 penguins in one season! Other carers try to do it without support, and they just collapse. Being part of Landcare Tasmania means that we can do an awful, awful lot more.”
-Kathy Grieveson, Group Convenor of Penguin Rehab & Release, and Cooee-Camdale Coastcare