We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and First Nations of the land and waters where we meet and work, and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.
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WHO WE ARE
The Upper Ovens Valley Landcare Group (UOVLG) began in 1997 with approximately 20 members, rising to over 180 members in 2012. In 2023, there are around 80 members.
The Group works with the whole community, including landowners, to
protect, sustain and enhance our healthy environment in the Upper Ovens Valley, North East Victoria.
The UOVLG aims to care for the land by:
- enhancing understanding of the local environment;
- supporting practices that restore, conserve and enhance biodiversity;
and ecosystem services; and
- encouraging landowners to improve prospects for sustainable agriculture.
WHY JOIN US
Members have an opportunity to improve the health of our local vegetation communties; protecting water quality for native fish and animals, including Platypus and Rakali (water-rat); and enable access and freedom of movement for wildlife along river corridors and across valleys.
Regular Landcare activities include seed collection, tree planting and maintenance days, community forums and seminars, Waterwatch activities, and junior Landcare.
Waterwatch Victoria is a successful community engagement program connecting local communities with river health and sustainable water issues and management since 1993. UOVLG has been and an active participant in NECMA’s Waterwatch program for several years.