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Join a revegetation group

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Community groups are planting seedlings and revegetating our lost native bushes and grasslands. Why not join a group and do your bit for the environment?

The Australian landscape has changed massively from the arrival of European farming and our clear-fell domination of the native environment. Many countries have felt the same changes through people coming to live in areas, graze cattle and grow food. The Australian landscape and its soils are very ancient and erode easily. This decline continues, even though we now know it leads to salinity, soil acidification and erosion. Many communities are now working together to heal what previously has been harmed. A membership and involvement in not-for-profit community revegetation group will fund and support the planting of hundreds of native seedlings per year. Environmental Care groups as they are known in Wyong Shire are vital to supporting the regeneration of our local environment.

How to do it now!

Find a revegetation group in your community.

In Wyong Shire, there are many environmental care groups that spend countless hours and contribute enormous experience to helping their environment. Contact the Landcare Co-ordinator on (02) 4350 5555 or by email to register for Introduction to Landcare training.

Landcare is a national network of volunteer community groups who care for our country. These volunteers are committed to improving biodiversity and the management of our natural resources. Landcare volunteers identify local environmental problems and work together to achieve practical solutions for our local bushland, dunes, rivers, wetlands and lakes. All our native plants, animals and fungi benefit from these actions too. Not only is Landcare a great way to have fun, keep fit and help the environment, but it is a good way to meet people and make new friends. Landcare within the Wyong LGA includes Landcare, Coastcare, Dunecare, Bushcare, Friends Of groups.

Property owners and primary producers can adopt sustainable agricultural practices, enhancing the capacity of rural landscapes to sustainably produce food and fibre, while delivering ecosystems services such as clean air and water, healthy soils and biodiversity conservation.

To access amazing information and data on flora and vegetation for land management, visit the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, or try the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators, which promotes the study and practice of ecological restoration, and fosters and encourages effective management of natural areas by qualified people, based on sound ecological principles.

Why is this action important?

Natural Resource Management (NRM) is the critical battleground for Australia over the next 50+ years. We face a declining natural environment as a result of approximately 200 years of (well-intentioned) mismanagement of our landscape. As a result we have dying river systems, salinity, soil acidification, invasive species and soil loss. In addition, and making this harder, are more severe weather patterns (climate change) such as higher temperatures and scarce yet heavy rainfall, emerging due to global warming. As a result we are trying to overcome human inertia and politics to revive a our continent in a changing climate. So it's time to join up and help out those front line groups implementing appropriate NRM practices across the country.