What you can do

Working in partnership with others is something we strive to do well. You will find many examples of collaboration and ways to get involved in protecting and enhancing our catchments throughout this website, but especially here in our getting involved section. We hope you are inspired.

There are a number of ways you can help improve catchment health and be involved in better natural resource management. You can

West Gippsland Landcare Gathering

Community Engagement Network (CEN)

Community engagement and partnerships are a key area of focus for us and integral to the existence of CMA’s and pivotal in achieving NRM outcomes and the delivery of the Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS).

In 2018, we established the Community Engagement Network (CEN), a group that could be drawn on to provide advice as required, provide a forum for information exchange and increase advocacy for NRM in the region. The intention of the network is to provide a modern and flexible approach to community engagement.

Lyrebird Awards

Every three years our Board recognises the significant contribution of community groups and individuals to catchment health through the WGCMA Lyrebird Awards.

John Poppins, Paul Speirs and Yarram Yarram Landcare Network were our three winners from the 2013 Awards. Watch the stories of John and Paul for inspiration and ideas on how you can get involved.

John Poppins on his natural resource management journey

Paul Speirs on his natural resource management journey