Bungowannah / Splitters Creek Landcare Group is a small locally focused landcare group on the peri-urban fringe of Albury NSW. Our residents include large-scale agriculture with full-time farmers, bespoke / niche businesses as well as commuters to Albury, tree-changers and hobby farmers.

Situated on the western fringe of Albury, our main agriculture systems are beef and sheep grazing, boutique viticulture and some dairy. Our group is incorporated, focuses on small local project and is 100% volunteer run.

We actively participate in landscape scale projects and 'hot topic' events with other landcare organisations like Holbrook Landcare Network, Parklands Albury Wodonga, Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group and Petaurus Education Group Inc. We also work closely with AlburyCity, Murray Local Land Services, the DPIE Saving Our Species team and our Rural Fire Service.

Some key achievements include monitoring of ground water levels for 19 years via bores and piezometers, publishing the Bretton Catchment Plan and the Splitters Creek Catchment Plan and ongoing revegetation and weed management. In recent years the focus of the group has broadened to include urban sustainability initiatives such as:

  • monthly produce swap
  • garden walks (including topics such as wildlife habitat, sustainability, planning for bushfires)
  • community information days (including Pindone training, weed identification and frog and Squirrel glider habitat)
  • Little Landcare school holidays events (including nature inspired art workshops, and excursions to Wonga Wetlands and Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre)
  • two Glider nest box programs
  • maintaining the gains from Green Army projects focusing on weeds and rabbits
  • community planting days and native plant give-aways
  • rabbit eradication programs
  • feral goat and deer projects
  • new resident 'welcome packs'
  • habitat connectivity revegetation projects and
  • active social media engagement
  • landcare meetings

Within our area we have the following native species classified as 'threatened' by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. - Squirrel gliders (vulnerable) - Sloane's froglet,

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