Welcome to MidCoast2Tops Landcare Connection, showcasing Landcare on the mid-north coast of NSW. The area encompasses the coastal area from Crowdy Bay and Johns River to Tea Gardens and Myall Lakes; and inland to the highlands including Gloucster and Barrington Tops. The major towns are Taree, Forster and Wingham.

landcare map updated feb 19.jpg

Manning Landcare is an incorporated community based organisation that has operated in the Manning Valley for 2 decades. Managed by a volunteer committee Manning Landcare employs 2 part time co-ordinators and maintains an office/resource centre in Wingham. 

Manning Landcare acts as the umbrella organisation for other Landcare and environmental groups. We support, assist with events, publicity & projects and hold educational days on a large variety of topics. Manning Landcare also works with employment agencies, assisting teams working on projects that benefit our community.



Manning Landcare’s office is in the middle of the main street of Wingham in the CWA Rooms. 

At 91 Isabella Street Wingham.  Open on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9-4.

Look for a brick fronted building next door to the cafe "Bent on Food"

Postal address: P.O Box 130, Wingham, 2429



We welcome Group and Individual membership.  Contact Alison on 0427 570 244 or Lyn on 0427 530 681

Manning Coastcare’s focus is the conservation of the biodiversity of the coastal habitat and wildlife corridor on the mid-north coast of NSW in publicly owned coastal Crown Reserve Land /State Park between Crowdy Head and Hallidays Point. We are particularly concerned with protecting the littoral rainforests of the area and are a community-based, not-for-profit Incorporated Association made up of member groups and individuals. We also organize field days and workshops on a range of topics. Sometimes the restoration work we support is voluntary and sometimes we pay suitably qualified contractors. We strive to develop our skills in the control of high priority weeds such as Asparagus weed and Bitou Bush. Our funding is mostly from the State government through Landcare NSW and the Hunter Local Land Services.


You are welcome to join our group by filling out a membership form and feel free to check out our constitution and Strategic Plan.



Our Landcare Coordinator, Pieta Laing, is funded to work the equivalent of one day a week.

Pieta may be contacted on 0409 456846 or pieta.manningcoastcare@gmail.com


Check out what we are doing on our Facebook Page @manningcoastcare


We welcome Group and Individual membership.

Karuah & Great Lakes Landcare Inc. (KGLL), set up in 1998, is an umbrella group operating in the catchments of the Great Lakes and Karuah on the lower north coast to support sustainability initiatives in a variety of localities and areas of interest. We seek to contribute to improvements in managing natural resources across the district in conjunction with local Councils, Hunter Local Land Services and MidCoast Water. We have been partners in many projects such as improving catchment water quality, monitoring sea-grass beds, health of bushland areas, connectivity, feral animal control, weed control, property planning and improved grazing management. In conjunction with Great Lakes Council we also provide the Land for Wildlife program in the district. KGLL has an elected Executive and a committee of representatives from the different localities and areas of interest.

KGLL provides an integrated 'care' network for potentially any sustainable NRM groups of volunteers in the region. We offer a coordinated approach for advocacy, involvement in regional strategies, access to resources & funding, robust planning of on-ground works, education provision and networking to enhance landholder engagement. All welcome.



Our office at the side of the Nabiac Community Centre is usually open on Mondays 9.30am-2.30pm and Thursdays 9.30am-12.30pm.

Contact our Local Landcare Coordinator, Joël Dunn at any time - joel.dunn@glcr.org.au or 0401 932 533


We welcome Group and Individual membership .

For membership details contact Joel Dunn on 0401 932 533


The NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, supported through the partnership of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW, has invigorated our operations and prompted us to work closely together across the Manning / Great Lakes district. The Local Landcare Coordinator position in the MidCoast2Tops area is shared by four people across the four Landcare networks.


We have partnership projects with Hunter Local Land Services to organise landholder workshops, feral animal control programs and on-ground projects, many of which are also supported by the Australian Government. We also partner with MidCoast Council’s Natural Systems Catchment programs and their Noxious and Environmental  Weeds team.


We empower individual owners of land but often the work we do is on Council or State owned/managed land and thus we work closely with Midcoast Council, Crown Lands, National Parks and State Forests where applicable. As the need arises we also liaise with many other groups such as Fisheries, Midcoast Water, local indigenous groups and industry groups.