Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group AGM

6:00pm, Tuesday the 24th of October.

Community House Buninyong, 407 Warrenheip Street, Buninyong.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group Board consists of people who are members of one of the Landcare Groups which make up the Leigh Catchment Network or landholders within the Leigh Catchment Group. We hold at least six Board meetings annually. Our Board meeting dates our advertised on the events calendar on our home page. 

Our Board member are passionate about the environment and are committed to Landcare principles at the whole catchment level. If you would like to find out more information about the Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group Boards activities please view the following links:

Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group Incorporated, Rules for the Committee of Management (known as the Board) 

To become a member of the Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group please view the follow links:

pdfInformation_sheet_explaining_how___membership_works_Aug_2017_Draft.pdf127.15 KB24/08/2017, 15:03

pdfNomination-Application_for_Membership_of_the_Yarrowee_Leigh_Cactchment_Group_Inc.pdf79.39 KB24/08/2017, 15:03

Board Nomination form for the 2017 Annual General Meeting 

2017 Nomination Form

Board Meeting Summmaries

 

Board Agendas

 

Landcare Group Reports

The Landcare Group Report provides an update on activites the different Landcare Groups within the Leigh Catchment Group have been been undertaking and planning for the future.
 

 Surveys

Corangamite Local Soil Survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LSAP2014

Downloads

The Leigh Catchment Group is happy to share the following information.

Please click on a file name below, to download a document to your own computer.

Downloads by name

Filename Size Date
An Adobe Acrobat file Ballarat_to_Barwon_cc9-1.pdf 2.41 MB 2017-08-19
An Adobe Acrobat file Erosion.pdf 1.58 MB 2017-08-19
An Adobe Acrobat file Farmscaper.pdf 550.22 KB 2017-08-19
An Adobe Acrobat file LCGC_Action_Plan_Final_1_3.pdf 6.02 MB 2017-08-19
An Adobe Acrobat file LCG_Annual_Report-2016-2017_FINAL.pdf 9.54 MB 2017-11-01
An Adobe Acrobat file LCG_Annual_Report_2010-11.pdf 1.45 MB 2017-08-19
An Adobe Acrobat file LCG_Annual_Report_2011-12.pdf 1.48 MB 2017-08-19
An Adobe Acrobat file LCG_Annual_Report_2012-13.pdf 9.07 MB 2017-08-19
An Adobe Acrobat file LCG_Annual_Report_2013_14.pdf 7.68 MB 2017-08-19
An Adobe Acrobat file LCG_Strategic_Plan__2017-2023_draft_for_comment.pdf 5.83 MB 2017-11-06
An Adobe Acrobat file Local_Plants.pdf 1.62 MB 2017-08-19
An Adobe Acrobat file Salinity_13-49-26.pdf 1.49 MB 2017-08-19
An Adobe Acrobat file Water_13-49-26.pdf 1.63 MB 2017-08-19
An Adobe Acrobat file Weeds.pdf 1.54 MB 2017-08-19

When members from the Landcare community noticed that some common species in the landscape were declining, they decided action was required to prevent these iconic species disappearing forever. The four species identified were Banksia marginata (Silver Banksia), Allocasuarina littoralis (Black She-oak), Eucalyptus Yarraensis (Yarra Gum) and Eucalyptus pauciflora (Snow Gum). With funding through the state governments communities for nature program, over the course of the 4 year project, now coming to an end, approximately 12,000 indigenous species including 3,500 focal species were planted at Macs Road, Buninyong  and private land.

Silver Banksia (Banksia marginata)Silver Banksia web

Silver Banksia occurs in a large number of EVCs from heathlands, heathy woodlands, coastal vegetation, grassy woodlands, herb-rich woodlands and some forests. Within the Leigh Catchment it is found primarily in Damp Sands Herb-rich Woodland and Valley Grassy Forest. At a number of points, it is found on the edge of the basalt (the latest geological information is provided on the maps) and Banksias occupy the ecotone between Valley Grassy Forest and Plains Grassy Woodland, sometimes with Snow Gum. In the catchment it is present in the tree form, not the shrub (stunted) form found in the heathy (sandy) communities elsewhere.

Black Sheoak webBlack Sheoak (Allocasuarina littoralis)

Black Sheoaks are found within the catchment in Valley Grassy Forest, Damp Sands Herb-rich Woodland and Lowland Forest. It is occasionally present in Grassy Woodland although Drooping Sheoak is more typical. Where it is present it can be locally common (e.g. Pryors Road).

Snow Gum webLowland Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora)

Snow Gums are often found near the edge of the basalt flow where Valley Grassy Forest meets Plains Grassy Woodland. They seem to generally occupy the ecotone between EVCs and were never locally common. They have also been observed between Damp Sands Herb-rich Woodland and Grassy Woodland.

Yarra Gum webYarra Gum (Eucalyptus yarraensis)

The Yarra Gum has smaller fruits, rough bark and smaller, rounder leaves. It is found in seasonally waterlogged sites usually within Valley Grassy Forest (including Creekline Herb-rich Woodland) which are often brackish. In the Snake Valley/Carngham area (Mt Emu Catchment) it appears to be the main tree of Grassy Woodland extending onto the basalt (Plains Grassy Woodland) which has not been observed as extensively elsewhere. Also found in Sedgy Riparian Woodland sometimes with Brookers Gum.

 

Overview

2016b LCG Photo Comp

Working together to achieve sustainable ecosystems, agriculture and communities.

The Leigh Catchment Group (LCG) is a network of eight Landcare groups in the Corangamite region of South West Victoria. For over 20 years Landcare Groups in our network have been bringing all members of the community together to maintain, protect and repair the fragile environment in our landscape.
 
Our Landcare Groups and landowners have and continue to deliver numerous projects on farmland, urban, public land, and small semi-rural properties. The results show that landholders, working together with the community and with the support of government initatives we can delivery significant and manageable habitiat change

In total, our network covers an area of 890 square kilometres, within the catchments of the Yarrowee and Leigh Rivers. The Leigh Catchment contains a diverse range of topograhic features from gently undulating hills, wide valleys and river flats, to steep escarpments and rocky gorges.

Our catchments supports areas of significant remnant native vegetation including forests, woodlands, grasslands and weltlands which provide important fauna habitat values.
 
We encourage all members of the community to become involved in our groups activities, to help us reach our vision of "Working together to achieve sustainable ecosystems, agriculture and communities". 
 
 

History

Our Group formed in 1997 following recognition by the Landcare Groups of the Catchment that a combined and coordinated approach to management of the catchment would result in improved works and lead to an increase in funding for larger scale Natural Resource Management projects.

Details

The Leigh Catchment covers an area of 890 square kilometres including the Yarrowee River which becomes the Leigh River at its confluence with Williamson’s Creek. The Leigh River flows into the Barwon River at Inverleigh. The Leigh Catchment contains a diverse range of topographic features from gently undulating hills, wide valleys and river flats, to steep escarpments and rocky gorges.

The catchment supports areas of significant remnant native vegetation including forests, woodlands, grasslands and wetlands occurring on private and public land. The Leigh River supports intact corridors of riparian vegetation with important fauna habitat values. Agriculture is the predominant land use in the catchment. The urban and semi urban areas of Ballarat are also a significant component of the catchment.

What we do

  • Liaise with Landcare Groups, landholders and government agencies to plan and develop projects for maximum benefit for the environment.
  • Coordinate project management, including site visits, inspections, organising contractors, managing funding, monitoring success and project evaluation.
  • Organise and run community days such as field days, plantings days, information sessions and school events.
  • Advertise and promote our activities and events through the Leighway newsletter, Victorian Landcare magazine, local papers, various magazines and Leigh Catchment website
  • Liaise with corporate partners for feedback and reporting.
  • Provide support and advise to local Landcare Groups and Landholders.