Join a Locality Group
Locality groups are the roots of the Landcare movement and the reason for its extraordinary nationwide success. Volunteers contribute their time and energy to undertake a wide range of projects, particularly the weeding, replanting and maintenance of sites in need of rehabilitation.
You can join an existing group in the Byron Shire, or you and your neighbours may wish to consider forming a new group in a location where you see a need. Landholders can initiate Landcare projects on their own properties.
Groups form independently, maintain their own identity, and manage their own work sites. BVL is the umbrella group, supporting more than 15 groups in the Byron Shire and providing access to insurance, information, funding and equipment.
All regular members of a locality group need to be an individual member of BVL to be covered by our insurance.
To get involved as a volunteer, contact the coordinator of the site you would like to join (see details below).
To have your incorporated group listed on the Brunswick Valley Landcare website contact our Landcare Support Officer.
Brunswick Valley Landcare “Locality” Groups
Contact: Annette McKinley email@example.com (02) 6685 1857
Contact: Brunswick Heads Progress Association firstname.lastname@example.org 0410 024 272
Federal Bushfood Living Classroom
Contact: Rachel Heaton email@example.com 0450 741 734
Friends of Lilli Pilli
Contact: Deb Jorgensen firstname.lastname@example.org 0434 254 802
Heritage Park, Mullumbimby
Contact: Diana Hughes email@example.com 0421 308 688
You can download the Heritage Park, Mullumbimby Information Leaflet.
Jinangong, Ocean Shores
Contact: Ian Parer firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: John Tann email@example.com
Ocean Shores Landcare, Ocean Shores
Contact: David Kemp firstname.lastname@example.org 0427 650 861
Tallowood Ridge, Mullumbimby
Contact: Joanne McMurtry email@example.com 0437 808 388
Tristran Parade, Mullumbimby
Contact: Jane Wickers firstname.lastname@example.org 0404 050 361
Contact: Bela Allen email@example.com (02) 6684 7113
Upper Coopers Creek
Contact: Sandra Kaji-O’Grady firstname.lastname@example.org 0416 171 070 or (02) 6688 2439
Upper Main Arm
Contact: Richard Hughes email@example.com 0416 171 070 or (02) 6688 2439
Brunswick Catchment Dunecare Groups
Green and Clean Awareness Team
The team meet at 9am near the car park on Clarke’s Beach on the third Sunday of every month for dune re-vegetation followed by a BBQ.
Contact Peter Farmakis firstname.lastname@example.org 0488 715 565
South Golden Beach Dunecare
Bush regeneration work at South Golden Beach has been successful in suppressing many of the environmental weeds.
Contact: Ian Parer email@example.com
Suffolk Park Dunecare
A new reinvigorated group of locals have taken up where others have left. The previous group worked in the dunes for over 20 years covering more than 3km of dunes and they restored a strip of endangered Littoral rainforest. Everyone is welcome to come along to their working bees on the first Saturday of each month.
Contact: Rebekah O’Flaherty firstname.lastname@example.org 0428 942 903
Brunswick Catchment Interest Groups
Byron Bird Buddies
Byron Bird Buddies (BBB) is a volunteer community group which is involved with avifauna conservation and education in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Australia, since 2004.
“Community working for the conservation of birds through observation, education and habitat protection.”
Contacts: Bela Allen on (02) 6684 7113.
Other Incorporated Groups in the Region
Byron Shire Chemical Free Group
Contact: Nadia 02 6684 4771 email email@example.com
Bangalow Landcare and Rivercare
Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Group
Byrangery Grass Reserve
A 15 hectare Reserve in Goonengerry that is open to the public and managed by the Byrangery Grass Reserve Trust. You can download this leaflet for more information and a map. Byrangery leaflet
Wilson’s Creek Huonbrook Landcare
For other groups in the area please visit the NSW Landcare Gateway site: http://www.landcare.nsw.gov.au