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Cobden Lake Planting

 A Bostocks Landcare Group and HDLN iniative with support for the Cobden Lake Committee helped plant 300 grasses and shrubs with Cobden Primary School and also the Hampden Specialist School

Gilson College Planting

Gilson College visited our area as part of their community engagement camp in which they spend 2 weeks in the district helping and learning about the region. We were lucky enough to have them across 1 week which we planted a huge amount of trees.

Carbon On The Farms

Thrilled to be working with many partners including Deakin Uni, Corangamite CMA, Corangamite Shire, Camperdown Compost, Triple R Biochar and Power for Farmers on this innovative project tackling on-farm greenhouse gases.

Fire Recovery for the District at Glenfyne Hall.

An excellent turn out at the Fire recovery BBQ and chat at Glenfyne Hall last night. More than 70 in attendance with Elingamite-Cobrico Landcare hosting and the HDLN crew and CCMA supporting the event. Thanks to all who pitched in to help. We’re looking forward to a community-led joint effort between Landcare, CMAs, DELWP, the Shire, AgVic etc to restore our extraordinary landscape.

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Biofund is HDLN's annual grant program focused on planting, protection, enhancement or linking of native vegetation and that encourage community participation.

EOIs are due 30th September of each year.  If you have a good project idea, click on the fact Sheets and Forms page above to download the guidelines and application forms.

Click Here for Expression of Interest Form

Please feel free contact us for more information...5598 3755

Project Funding

Community Nursery News


With the help of community volunteers we grow  indigenous tubestock (list here) from about November to April. Please email us if you would like to give propagating a try.  Seedlings excess to our projects are then usually available in Spring. 


In Autumn 2022 we partnered with Otway Agroforestry Network to run the Master Tree Growers course. It’s an 8-day, field based course for landholders interested in planting and managing trees and shrubs for conservation and profit.

The course covered a wide range of topics that reflect the interests and aspirations of the participating landholders, such as establishing and managing of trees on farms for shelter, aesthetics, biodiversity, soil erosion control, high quality timber and other forest based products. There were 28 graduates. 

Master Tree Grower Course

Weeds Hotline

Got an issue with or have you spotted noxious weeds?

Call DEDJTR on 5561 9904 for assistance and advice.

Check out our Network on the Corangamite CMA's NRM Portal

Cick on map to go to the Corangamite CMA's NRM Portal.  You'll find our projects for the past 6 years, with more information to come on our work in the landscape.

Check out our Going Upstream video... 

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