Karuah & Great Lakes Landcare
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 natural resource management based groups and 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org or 0401 932 533
We welcome Group and Individual membership - download editable form here
Dyers Crossing Landcare Group
Through education and skills-development we aim to raise the awareness of ecologically sustainable and productive land management practices. We want to improve farm viability, the natural environment and quality of life for current and future generations.
Contact: John Jenkins on 6559 1251
Topi Topi Sustainable Farming Group
The Topi Topi Sustainable Farming Group is a loose group of like minded small landholders in the Great Lakes area of the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
The group’s objective is to share ideas and resources relevant to each member’s land holding and the unique climate, geography, soil type and hydrology of our immediate local area with a goal of operating in an environmentally responsible manner.
We hold regular bi-monthly meetings, and avail ourselves of experts in our areas of interest when the opportunities arise.
New members are welcomed and are encouraged to contact Carole Robinson 0428 009 952
Wang Wauk - Wallamba Sustainable Farming Group
Local community group with diverse interests and knowledge, with members with interest in cattle, goats, donkeys, native bees etc. Meet every 2 months on second Friday of the month at various locations. Relaxed and informal format which allows every member to have a say on any local issues or topics, and members can offer advice or comments.
Contact: Ros McDiamed on 0412 793 446
Buladelah Sustainable Farming Group
We are primarily local landholders who are interested in sustainable practices for farming. The majority of members have cattle on small farms but we also have a sheep grazier and a vineyard amongst our members.
Contact: Dale Bradshaw 0403 067 001
Karuah River Catchment Landcare Group
Our aim is to develop the KCLG into an active forum to share interests and ideas, learn and disseminate information to contribute to the wellbeing of the population and the environment which supports us all and to become a feed-back channel to council, LLS and Government to engage landholders in caring for the land and giving a voice to advise government and statutory bodies of landholders views on management of the land and the ecology.
Contact: Rod Zemanek 0414 635 536
Our group meets at DeBert Reserve on Wednesday mornings.
We are auspiced by MidCoast Council, and looked after Steve Howard, MCC Volunteer Coordinator. We have a shed for our equipment adjoining the toilet block at the Reserve.
Our aims are to control invasive weeds and remove rubbish from the Smiths Lake Foreshore Crown Land Reserve managed by MCC.
The Reserve is 40m wide up from AHD water level of the lake. It stretches for 6km along the length of the Smiths Lake village. The Reserve is designated to provide a buffer zone from water activities and provide access for the public, and we have a passion for keeping it in good health.
For more information, please contact Ken Whitehead on 0407 043 957