GREEN THUMBS: Tweed Landcare chair Hamish Brace at the site of recent riverbank revegetation works in Murwillumbah.
GREEN THUMBS: Tweed Landcare chair Hamish Brace at the site of recent riverbank revegetation works in Murwillumbah. Liana Turner

Landcare celebrates milestone

FOR 25 years, Landcare groups around Australia have been eager to get their hands dirty to help the environment.

Tweed Landcare received a share of the organisation’s 25th anniversary funding for projects like the riverbank re-vegetation at McIlrath Park, Murwillumbah.

Tweed Landcare Incorporated chairman Hamish Brace said the project used a diverse range of native plants to return stability to the bank.

Mr Brace, who has been actively involved with Landcare since 2010, said he was proud of the group’s work. He said the group had helped many other community groups with their environmental programs over the years.

“As a Landcare group we always working to put native plants in to improve the habitats for native species,” he said.

“Landcare is very much about farming practices as well.”

Mr Brace said they had been working with a group of sweet potato farmers on the Cudgen Plateau to decrease their use of harsh chemicals.

“If we can show good stewardship of the land, that’s what drives me,” he said.

To mark the 25th anniversary and celebrate the volunteers involved over the years, Landcare Australia has launched a new book, In Our Hands.

To view or buy the book, visit landcareonline.com.au.



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