Trentham District Landcare

Active for: 20 years

Members: 70

Key areas of activity:

 

Trentham Landcare’s members are a diverse group made up of traditional farmers, organic, sustainable and alternative farmers, towns people (both permanent and weekenders) as well as a growing number of tree changers living on lifestyle properties.

Our Enders Bridge project, which has been ongoing for some years now, involved willow removal along the Coliban, and grooming and spraying weeds. The next phase is fencing and preparing a walking track along the Coliban ending at the Falls.

The Domino Trail project is another ongoing project involving maintaining the rail track, planting and weed removal. The Domino trail is a popular walking track with locals and visitors alike.

Most of the work done by the group is supported by grants, we engage local contractors and organise working bees.

We produce a bi-monthly newsletter and our bi-monthly member meetings are held at the Pig and Whistle or are in the form of a workshop, site visit or farm tour.  Our publication “An Introduction to Native Trees of the Trentham District” is given to all new members and is a great resource for identifying local trees around Trentham.

 

 

Trentham Landcare's Gael Elliott is seen here on the Coliban River. "The rivers are the lifeblood of our environment and we need to nurture them. We need to respect the rivers and landcare can act as a conduit in this process." Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Trentham Landcare’s Gael Elliott is seen here on the Coliban River. “The rivers are the lifeblood of our environment and we need to nurture them. We need to respect the rivers and landcare can act as a conduit in this process.” Photo: Sandy Scheltema