Port Macquarie Landcare (Incorporated) is a rapidly growing organisation of volunteers dedicated to improving the land and related environments within our area of responsibility. We are based in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.

We aim to contribute to ecosystem restoration of urban bushland, waterways, coastal and marine environments, increase community awareness and foster liaisons with like-minded organisations. This is a particularly important role because our region with its warm summers, very mild winters and excellent rainfall hosts a vast range of vulnerable native plants, including many native orchids, as well as birds and animals.

Our membership includes volunteers from various backgrounds with a wide range of experience and expertise. A beginner interested in contributing to the environment can happily work beside an experienced landcarer with years of experience and multiple tertiary qualifications.

In addition to more than 20 environmental restoration projects we operate a large, semi-automated nursery dedicated to raising native plants from seeds collected in this region. We are thus the regional genetic repository for native vegetation. Our nursery provides seedlings and root-stock to our projects and to the local municipal council as well as other governmental bodies. Noting the cost advantage conferred by our all-volunteer workforce we will not compete with commercial nurseries.

Longer term, the human population increase is expected to continue. Climate change models indicate that this region might not be radically affected in the foreseeable future (providing yet another magnet for human settlement) although rising sea levels are likely to eventually pose issues.

We resist exclusively short-term objectives. Based on our performance to date we are optimistic that Port Macquarie Landcare will remain viable and engaged as these events unfold over the next century. In fact, we are already engaged in consultations on greenbelt areas for the next 100 years and beyond.

If you are interested in joining us or just to learn a bit more please contact us at info@landcareportmac.com.au,
Phone: 6583 6508, 0432 141 605