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Torquay & District Landcare

The Torquay and District Landcare Group is committed to the sustainable management of local natural resource assets. We have an emphasis on protecting catchments, streams and remnant vegetation to ensure the associated wildlife corridors maintain a diverse and healthy environment.

Torquay and District Landcare Group is a not-for-profit community based organisation that has been working in area of Torquay and its environs since its official incorporation in 1990. The group operates on a totally voluntary structure, with members paying a $10 initial membership fee.

TDLG can boast that since 2010 we have planted well over 20,000 seedlings! We cater to all people in the community, from smaller urban, hobby farmers to large land holders and also facilitate activities with community groups, local businesses and schools.

Interested in joining us? Here are just a few examples of events over the last few years.

Re-vegetation plantings at Torquay / Jan Juc (Spring Creek, Ocean Acres), Moriac (Greenfields Reserve, Thompsons Creek), and Modewarre (Larcombes Roadside Reserve).

Seminars and workshops about bees, birds of prey, fungi, insect houses (with Moriac Primary School), keeping chooks, nature photography, regenerative agriculture, snakes, and tree pruning,  

Becoming a TDLG member is easy. There is no yearly fee, just a one-off payment of $10 per household when you first join. As a member, you have no commitment to attend any event or perform duties. We just want you to have the opportunity to come along if you are interested!

 

Torquay and District Landcare have produced some informative booklets and brochures.

Click on the link to view:

Torquay and District Landcare flyer

Propagation Guide

Invertebrates Booklet

Events

Mar23

‘Underground Odyssey – exploring the life in your soil’

  • Freshwater Creek Steiner School, 52 McIntyres Road FWC.
'An Underground Odyssey – Exploring the life in your soil’  Who are your ‘underground livestock’?  Why are they so important? Join us on Saturday March 23rd at the Freshwater Creek Steiner School to explore the answers...

Projects

John Bowman Track

Bowman Track, Torquay

Bowman Track meanders through a variety of rehabilitated ecosystems that once thrived in this valley. They include, coastal tussock grasslands, freshwater and saline wetlands, and the tranquil estuarine waters of Spring Creek, lined with the...

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Fungi - Alison Pouliot

How fungi helps ecosystems function

Torquay and District Landcare Group has over the last three years been working with Fungi expert and professional photographer Alison Pouliot to present workshops that stress the ecological significance of fungi. Alison has posed the question 'what are...

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Jan Juc Creek with the RACV team – September 2021

RACV and TDLG got together to plant 700 seedlings, plants, and trees/shrubs with protective guards. The Shire will add further mulch and be able to mow/spray as required. Well it has been a busy few...

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Moriac Primary School planting day

Dear TDLG memberOn Tuesday morning the TDLG and the grade 5 and 6 students of Moriac Primary School found themselves back at the Surf Coast Shire’s offset site out at Lake Modewarre.We had 400 seedlings,...

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TDLG Freshwater Creek planting

Propagation Day at Bellbrae Primary School

On Wednesday the 9th of March, 2022, Torquay and District Landcare, together with Graham Stockton, spent time with the Grade Six "Connected Kids and the Environment" group at Bellbrae Primary School to propagate indigenous plants...

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TDLG - Spring Creek 2021 - Looking South

Spring Valley Playground and Bike Park planting with the Quiksilver team

Quiksilver, TDLG members, and the community come together annually to plant seedlings along both sides of the riparian strip. Thursday greeted us with strong winds and plenty of rain, was Friday going to be the...

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