Beechmont Landcare Association

Beechmont Landcare Association members
Beechmont Landcare Association members

In the week starting 7 August Beechmont Landcare celebrated Landcare Week.

The theme of this year’s Landcare Week was “Be inspired, be empowered, be a landcarer” and the aim was to encourage others to get involved and make a positive impact on the environment.

We started the week with our regular monthly working bee.  

Canungra Law

Usually we work at Beechmont Pioneer Reserve but this time we went to Akoonah Timbarra Reserve where we checked the trees that we planted last summer, removing weeds that had grown around them, taking off tree guards where the trees were popping their heads above the guards and hammering in stakes that had been knocked down by the wildlife.

Our aim in this reserve is to grow a new forest of trees to suppress the Setaria grass that has established itself in the area.  Setaria is an invasive grass that needs a concerted effort to keep it at bay.

During the working bee we videoed some of our volunteers who explained why they are involved in Landcare.  The videos can be seen on our Facebook page.

We finished the morning with morning tea at a member’s nearby house where we enjoyed some lemon myrtle biscuits.  

Currently we are experimenting with food grown in the local area.

Reasons why people get involved in Landcare include meeting like minded people, making lifelong friends, making a difference to local area conservation, being part of a community, inspiring the next generation and learning about your local environment.

If you would like to be part of the Landcare movement we would love to hear from you.  You can email us at