Watershed Landcare began in the early 1990s as a steering committee for a number of landcare groups in the region. As more groups formed, the Watershed Steering Committee was established to enable an integrated approach to issues that affected the whole district.
In 2004 Landcare in the region underwent a restructure due to changes in natural resource management (establishment of the Catchment Management Authorities) and associated funding.
Instead of individual incorporated landcare groups, everyone became a member of Watershed Landcare Inc. with members now participating in different projects according to their particular interests.
Watershed Landcare now has a diverse membership of some 300+ people and businesses all of who have a common interest in repairing and improving the natural resources of our region.
Why join Watershed Landcare?
- Be challenged, inspired and informed as part of a network of people who care for the land
- Learn about all aspects of our natural resources and how to manage them in innovative and sustainable ways
- Hear about our field days / workshops / seminars / projects through our newsletter (members attend free or at discounted rates)
- Contribute your ideas for Watershed activities
- Join one of our specialty interest groups - Mudgee Microscope Group, Grazing Group, Women in Agriculture Group; or the Mudgee Bee Group
Watershed Landcare has an ever-growing membership, currently over 380. The majority of these members live in the Mid-Western Regional Council area with about 30 per cent being urban dwellers.
Members come from every walk of life and interest; large and small landholders operating a variety of businesses, rural livestylers and urbanites!
All share a common interest in finding better ways to do things sustainably - using innovation, education and support to help us humans change for the better! The Watershed Landcare annual membership fee is $44 (incl gst) per business/family per financial year.
This membership can include up to three additional email address for direct members of the business / family. Membership fees fall due on July 1 each year.
We aim to provide a catalyst for the community through education, co-ordination and support towards the improvement of the socio-economic and physical environment of our region.