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What is Landcare?

Landcare is an Australia-wide network of more than 6000 community groups and many thousands of volunteers. It is a unique partnership between communities, government and organisations that achieves great things for the environment. Landcare volunteers undertake a wide range of activities, including on-ground projects, research, and raising community awareness, and prove that together we can repair and viably manage our precious natural resources. Landcare groups are formed by people with a common concern about the quality of the land and water in their local region. 

Nambucca Valley Landcare

When it was first formed in 1998, there were 32 separate Landcare, Coastcare, Dunecare and Rivercare groups in the Nambucca Valley, each relying on volunteers undertaking projects to improve the environment in their local area.

Nambucca Valley Landcare was formed to be an umbrella organisation, providing the necessary insurance cover for the smaller groups, helping groups with funding applications, supporting groups and individual landholders in the valley to deliver and report on their projects, running workshops and field days, for example plant identification, weed control, bush regeneration.

Nambucca Valley Landcare also took on responsibility for delivering projects of benefit to the catchment as a whole, for example coordinating Land for Wildflife, developing a resources for landholders, Indian Myna control, and working in collaboration with the local Aboriginal Green team to improve coastal habitats and the health of the estuary.


Nambucca Valley Landcare has also taken a more strategic approach to delivering on ground works by preparing river reach plans for the freshwater parts of the catchment, reviewing existing local plans and working with landholders to implement priority actions identified in those plans.

Check out our Strategic Plan to learn more. 

Our Executive Committee

Chair: Sue Salvin

Vice Chair: Paul Schadel

Secretary: Craig Hart

Treasurer: Karon Snowdon

Executive members: John Poach, Logan Zingus,  Tom Macindoe

Our Staff:

Local Coordinator: Ainslie Ashton

Office Administrator: Karin Brocker


Committee and Co-ordinator - February 2023


River bank plantings at Congarinni South

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Nambucca Valley Landcare

P.O. BOX  239

72 High St, Bowraville, NSW, 2449

Phone: 6564 7838  

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