Landcare Week is an annual celebration of landcare held during the first week of August to acknowledge the Australians who are actively restoring, enhancing and protecting the natural environment in their community.
With over 6,000 groups and 140,000+ volunteers, the landcare movement encompasses farmers and farming systems groups, landowners, landcare groups and networks, Traditional Owners, Bushcare and ‘Friends of’ groups, Coastcare, Dunecare and Rivercare groups, Landcare facilitators and coordinators, youth groups and other community groups involved in protecting, enhancing or restoring their local environment. The Junior Landcare program also provides a pathway for children to become lifelong landcarers starting with early learning childhood centres through to primary and secondary schools.
This Landcare Week we’re showcasing how Landcare Is For Everyone and celebrating the achievements of all, from farmers planting wildlife corridors on their properties to students learning about biodiversity and where their food comes from, to community groups creating native seedbanks to businesses encouraging their staff to volunteer with landcare groups – there are opportunities for everyone to take action with landcare. Landcare brings everyone together to actively be involved in conservation land management, improve biodiversity and promote sustainable agriculture.
The theme for this year’s Landcare Week is: ‘Be inspired, be empowered, be a landcarer’. We will be showcasing people across Australia who are involved in landcare and why they volunteer with landcare to inspire others to feel empowered to get involved in their local landcare or other community environmental group in their area. If you would like to find a group near you to get involved during Landcare week, click here.
Stay tuned to our social media pages as we share incredible landcare stories from around Australia that showcase the work that the volunteers are doing and why they do what they do.
You can post your stories in the comments on our social pages and share the Landcare Week posts to your own pages or promote your own stories on your social pages. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #landcare#landcareweek #BeInspired #BeEmpowered #BeALandcarer and tag @landcareaustralia so we can engage with your post.
Click the button below to access a Communications kit designed to help you promote Landcare Week 2023 and the incredible works that you do.