How to Participate & Support Whitsunday Catchment Landcare
Become a Member
Complete the membership application form
- Monthly Newsletter
- General meeting minutes & special events,
- Have a say in the projects that the Landcare group engages in,
- Invitations to Natural Resource Management bus tours, field days and workshops,
- Easy access to Natural Resource Management information including weed control, revegetation methods & sustainable land management.
Nominate for the Management Committee
If you are a member you can nominate for a position on the Management Committee prior to our Annual General Meeting.
Contact the Coordinator- Ph: 0408 187 944 or email: [email protected]
Become a Volunteer
WCL welcomes volunteers to our organisation. We have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities. If you have administrative skills, social media skills, are interested in documenting our organisation’s history or just want to propagate & plant native plants, please consider volunteering for Whitsunday Catchment Landcare. You will need to complete the volunteer registration form & undertake a safety induction before commencing volunteering at the nursery.
Contact the Coordinator- ph: 0408 187 944 or email: [email protected]
Become Involved at the WCL Community Nursery
WCL runs volunteer mornings at the Community Nursery on Tuesday & Thursday mornings commencing at 9am & ending around 12 noon. The Community Nursery is located at 33 Kelsey Creek Road, Proserpine.
Activities include native plant seed processing, storing, propagation, tubing-up and nursery maintenance tasks. New Volunteers receive a workplace safety induction and participants receive ongoing support from our staff in undertaking the tasks involved in native plant tube stock production. We also provide the required materials & equipment and an excellent morning tea. We endeavour to provide an alternative activity to the nursery work on the 3rd Thursday of each month. These activities may involve visits to various local revegetation sites for maintenance or seed collecting, or just visiting sites of regional botanical significance and interest. These alternate activities are advertised in our monthly newsletter & on our facebook page.
Participate in successful grants for NRM Projects:
WCL regularly applies for Federal & State Government NRM grants. When we are successful in our applications for projects that can involve the wider community, we advertise the public events so that community members can participate & benefit from being involved.
Our recent federally funded Small Environment Grants project (The Peri-Urban Project) is an example of how local landholders have benefited from participating in our grant funded projects. This grant enabled WCL to engage with 25 local non-commercial landholders (2.5-50ha), developing site specific 3-5 year land management plans for each property, as well as providing 40 free native plants to each landholder to help with revegetation works.
Buy your native plants from the Community Nursery:
WCL runs a native plant nursery where our volunteers & staff produce local native plants for use in revegetation projects, as well as being available for sale to the general public. The Nursery is open to the public on Tuesday & Thursday mornings & the first Saturday of each month (9am- 12 noon). The Community Nursery is located at 33 Kelsey Creek Road, Proserpine. Plant sales at the nursery are cash only; electronic payments for larger orders can be arranged by contacting the Coordinator in advance.
Engage WCL to undertake land management services on a fee for service basis:
WCL offers a range of services on for a fee for service basis. Services include: Sustainable Land Management advice, including Land Management Plans; Environmental Weed Control & Native plant supply. Our members can also hire our weed control equipment subject to availability.
Donate to the WCL Public fund.
Donations over $2.00 to this fund are tax deductable. All monies received go into the WCL Public Fund and are used to fund WCL initiated projects not tied to or funded by external grant funds & their obligatory outcomes. The Public fund has a focus on public education and monies have been used in the past to fund workshops on subjects such as Native Bees.
Containers for Change. Many of our members donate the money they receive from participating in the Containers for Change program. Our ID No. C10053139. So next time you cash in those bottles & cans, nominate WCL as the recipient of the cash by using our ID number. All funds donated in this way are deposited into our Public fund Account.