Northern Bendigo Landcare Group

The Northern Bendigo Landcare Group was formed in 2007. We are a small but highly committed and energetic Group, passionate about community building. We strive to create opportunities for urban and rural residents to work together with the common goal of hands-on conservation of our local social, cultural and natural environment. We collaborate with community groups and primary schools in the communities of White Hills, Epsom, Huntly and Bagshot. Our motto is "Building Community through Conservation".

Welcome to our website !  This is the 'one stop shop' to find out about our group, our goals, our past projects, our current projects / events / volunteer activities, our latest news and how to join us.

Enjoy having a look around. We hope you get a feel for our passion, the pride we take in making a difference and the privilege it is for us to contribute to our community and our environment.

If you would like to undertake volunteer work with our Landcare Group, please visit the 'How to Join In' section of this website using the link on the left and look for the link to 'Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities in all our Projects' and / or the 'Volunteer Skills and Interests Form'.

Contact: Nicole Howie (send a message)
Phone: 03 54488244
Postal Address: PO Box 433, Epsom, 3551
Town: White Hills, Epsom, Huntly and Bagshot

Our Projects:

Huntly - Home of the Whirrakee Wattle

Huntly - Home of the Whirrakee Wattle

Whirrakee Wattle (Acacia williamsonii) is virtually endemic to the Bendigo region and grows in very few locations within and outside the district. Its largest population occurs north of Bendigo in the Whipstick, Wellsford and Kamarooka Forests surrounding Huntly. After extensive clearing in the past and due to continued urban and rural development, the Whirrakee Wattle is classified as rare in Victoria.
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Indigenous Gardening

Indigenous Gardening

As a peri-urban Landcare Group in a rapidly developing area, we are concerned at the loss of remnant vegetation - not only canopy species but more importantly the understorey of bushes, grasses, wildflowers and groundcovers - and the impacts this has on biodiversity. We feel that one of the most significant ways in which we can influence the health of our local environment and enhance biodiversity is by educating local residents about the importance of retaining and replacing native vegetation.
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Past Projects

Past Projects

The Northern Bendigo Landcare Group began in 2007 and in the few years since it's inception have gone from strength to strength.
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Bendigo Creek Restoration

Bendigo Creek Restoration

In 2010 we began Stage 1 works of our long term commitment to the restoration of the Bendigo Creek between Epsom and Huntly. This restoration is our group's major ongoing project.
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Junior Landcare with Huntly Kindergarten

Junior Landcare with Huntly Kindergarten

Funds gained in August 2011 through a Junior Landcare Grant enabled our Landcare group to support the Huntly Kinder to purchase gardening equipment for the kinder children.
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