“Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape” is a project sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation League. The Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network has secured a second year of funding for their 5-year, $20,000 per year project. The project continues the work of the highly successful, NRCL-funded “Bay to Bay Biolink” project of the Devilbend Foundation.
“Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape” aims to sustain and build the capacity of local Landcare groups to implement and maintain on-ground projects that contribute to landscape restoration, connectivity and environmental sustainability.
Using the “Bay to Bay Biolink” project as a model, the project engages a Project Coordinator (Michele Sabto), an engagement specialist (Blair Luxmore) and a local Fauna Ecologist (Malcolm Legg) to assist and mentor peninsula Landcare groups to work with local residents to produce biolink plans.
The project involves devising and implementing a method to measure Landcare group capacity to plan and deliver biolink projects, including their confidence in engaging landholders in biolink planning.
For further information, contact Michele Sabto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: The project has recently received a $300,000 grant from the state government to achieve its objectives. View: “Landscapes to be Another Peninsula Link”, Western Port News, 8 November 2016.