Landcare in towns
Work with Local Governments to support town based efforts for sustainability, including improving recycling, feral cat management, habitat creation in home gardens, habitat creation in parks, street scapes and community gardens.
• Changing population structure in Wheatbelt means that while farming enterprises are getting larger there are tree changers coming into the Avon Arc that wish to get involved
• Local Government has been a long-time supporter and participant of NRM, this is an opportunity for Wheatbelt NRM to enhance the work that Local Governments are already doing (not giving them more work!)
• Strong community message in Local Governments strategic community plans about town amenity as an environmental priority
• Overall vision in the Regional Strategy is about “sense of place”
WHY IT IS GREAT
Local Government is already required to do street-scaping, feral cat management, waste management etc. It provides opportunity for us to work with them to enhance their efforts (and join it up across the region) and will improve the outcome for the same level of effort.
Any efforts in back yards will have a better chance of receiving on-going management. It is a numbers game, in driving political support for Landcare as well as expanding the volunteer base.