Madeleine Florin

Madeleine Florin


My name is Madeleine Florin, I'm the Regional Landcare Coordinator for Greater Sydney. I am here to support and grow Landcare in Greater Sydney. I work strategically with the Local Landcare Coordinators to support communities to achieve a variety of goals:

  • Biodiversity - e.g. protecting threatened species and communities
  • Water - e.g. improving water quality
  • Sustainable land management - e.g. managing soil erosion and improving soil health

In Sydney, Landcare has great potential to strengthen the linkages between rural and urban people and to mobilise a huge chunk of the state's population who want to make a difference to the environment.

I aim to facilitate new partnerships in the region, support existing and new projects and strengthen the knowledge and skills within the Landcare community.

Reach out and get involved!

Landcare in Greater Sydney

Greater Sydney takes in the metropolitan area of Sydney, Western Sydney, parts of the Central Coast and the Blue Mountains.

In the region, there are about 1000 individual Landcare groups driven by local communities and volunteers contributing about 90,000 volunteer hours per year. The largest number of groups are Bushcare groups supported by Councils and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, while there are also a number of community-based autonomous groups.

How you can get involved? A small sample of the programs on the ground:

  • Get Your Hands Dirty - a youth engagement program combining adventure and bush regeneration
  • Koala Fest Hawkesbury - a celebration of the great work in the community protecting koalas and their environment
  • Saving the Cumberland Plain Woodland with fire - a partnership between the Greater Sydney Landcare Network, National Parks and Wildlife Service and local councils to carry out ecological and cultural burns
  • Wetland care - water and biodiversity surveys on threatened wetlands in the Hawkesbury
  • Council supported Bushcare - bush regeneration in your local area