Gympie Landcare is a not-for-profit member-based organisation located on Old Maryborough Road in Araluen, Gympie. The Landcare movement itself started in 1985, with local graziers starting Gympie Landcare in 1988. In a nutshell, the Group was established to promote responsible land management in the region covering Gympie City, Widgee Shire, Kilkivan Shire, Tiaro Shire and other small outlying communities in the region. They are one of the oldest Landcare groups in Queensland, and even have assisted with the formation of other independent Landcare Groups! Gympie Landcare has received a number of accolades over the years, and were the first Landcare Group in Australia to be inscribed onto the federal government’s Register of Environmental Organisations. They have a rich 33-year history of strong community support, which is vital to them fulfilling their vision of having an abundant and self-sustaining biosphere. The aim of this local organisation is to inspire environmental regeneration through community engagement by way of:
- Educating the community
- Carrying out environmental conservation works
- Providing native plants to our local and farming communities and
- Providing bio-security options and resources to our local community
They are committed to providing the best environmental outcomes to the community through a range of specialist land care services. Their staff are experienced and qualified to undertake a broad range of conservation (eco) services, and have many years experience in the natural resource management industry; with a demonstrated track record in working effectively with partners and delivering good quality outcomes. For more information on the services offered by Gympie Landcare, please visit their website. There you can also learn more about Containers For Change, Junior Landcare, Messmate Park Bushcare Group, Landcare Festival, workshops, online resources and more.
Gympie Landcare have a skilled and passionate Management Committee and team of Staff and Volunteers, the volunteers of whom are the lifeblood of their organisation. (If you’ve found yourself with extra time on your hands or a Centrelink commitment, there are currently retail positions available – plant knowledge not essential, just a willingness to learn and a happy face-to-face attitude! See Esther in the nursery!) Visit the team for seedlings, plants, resources, vouchers, worms, beetles, tips and more.
Please consider supporting Gympie District Landcare by becoming a member or renewing your membership. Membership fees go towards the financial upkeep of the organisation, nursery and other services that support their vision of leaving a legacy of sustainable land care management to the Gympie Region and future generations. Donations $2.00 or over are also tax deductible for those interested in making a donation.
Take a tour of our nursery here.