How you can participate.
There are a range of options on this or other Gateway sites for interested members of Landcare or similar community groups, or general community members, to participate in Landcare or online activities.
- join the site, and subscribe to email updates of events, news, topic information or specific group information. This will allow you to keep up to date with community events or information.
- join your local Landcare group, or attend their events and activities.
- contribute to online communities for development or updates of publications, finding or informing new information
- load information of interest or value to community groups, such as fact sheets, newsletters, funds information, general interest, links to other useful sites
- register as a volunteer web manager to help groups, and get to use one of the best open source web content management systems available.
To create or manage web content for a community group, users will need to get permission from the Regional Portal Manager. Navigate to the relevant regional site, and fill in the form Contact to get this permission.
Get Involved In Landcare
Why join Landcare? People get involved for many different reasons.
If you’re a farmer you can improve productivity on your land while looking after soil health and tackling weeds and pests. Lots of farmers say forging new friendships and learning from other farmers is another benefit of being involved in Landcare, especially if you’ve just moved into a new area, or you’re new at farming.
If you don’t have a farm, but you want to be part of Landcare, there are plenty of ways to be involved. For those of you who like to get your hands dirty, events like tree-planting days and weekends are lots of fun, and you can make firm friendships while doing something practical for the environment. And if you’d rather keep your hands clean, there are plenty of support roles that need volunteers to fill them.
To get involved in an upcoming activity, go to the Events Calendar and see what’s happening and register your interest.If you want to see if there’s a group or network in your local area, check out the Landcare map and you’ll find the contact details for your local Landcarers.