King Island Landcare Group

The results of our recent Landcare Community survey are currently analysed and statistics will be uploaded on this page soon.

High 10 for us all. King Island Landcare Group won the Natural Environment Sustainability Award for the ‘Wings on King project’

Congratulations to the many volunteers, led by Kate Ravich! This award for ‘Best Natural Environment Management’ at the Australian Sustainable Communities, Tidy Towns Awards recognises an outstanding community’s achievements in adaptation to environmental change.

2 other community groups won their categories:

King Island Wave Swell Energy Team won the Energy Award, accepted by Paul Gleeson, CEO:

The Green Team, KIDHS, won the Young Legends Award.

All this culminated in King Island winning the Overall Award for 2022 Australian Sustainable Communities, Tidy Towns Award, nominated by Heidi Weitjens and accepted by Mayor Julie Arnold in Hastings, Victoria.

Our Work

 

Meet our Staff:

Nathalia Amaral, Project Officer and Weed Crew Supervisor – Nathalia is normally in the office at 5 George Street each Tuesday 9:00 – 3:00. Occasionally Nathalia will not be in the office but out in the field. Nathalia is available by Phone 03 6462 1825 or email kingisland@landcaretas.org.au

On-ground Works Crew– are available to do private works under a fee for service arrangement. The crew can help with projects such as revegetation, planting native trees, and weed work both hand-weeding and spraying. The crew have spray equipment available for spot spraying, especially suited for those hard to get to areas in gullies or tree-lanes. For further information Phone 03 6462 1825 or email kingisland@landcaretas.org.au

Sophie Oster, Project Officer, King Island Brown Thornbill Project– Available at Office Room 7, 5 George Street: Monday, Thursday, Friday 10:00-18:00. Occasionally Sophie will not be in the office but out in the field. Email sophie@kingislandlandcare.org.au

Jess Loane, Book keeper & Office Administrator – Jess will normally be in the office at 5 George Street each Tuesday and Friday 9:30am -3:00pm. During those hours you can contact her on 0400 141 736. Alternatively leave a message on 03 6462 1825 or send an email to accounts@landcaretas.org.au

Our offices are in the KIRDO building, 5 George St Currie. Our wide range of publications, and information on KILG activities and projects are available when our staff are present, as above and during KIRDO opening hours, Tuesday – Friday 11am – 3pm Saturday 10am-12pm. Phone 03 6462 1778.

Committee Members for contact

Lizzie Cambra, Secretary, is available for general enquiries on 0429 158 846

Kate Ravich, is available for enquiries about birds on King Island on 0417 487 263.

Inkweed on King Island

Inkweed on King Island. KILG are currently tackling this weed, which is the only known incursion in Tasmania. More information about what you can do read this Inkweed brochure or please call email: kingisland@landcaretas.org.au

Geology of King Island

These two wonderful publications are available for purchase from KIRDO, 5 George Street:
A Guide to the Geology of King Island Part 1, 2016 by Clive Calver
Geology of King Island Part 2 – Excursions, 2016 by Clive Calver

Funding Opportunities

If you are interested in doing a project on your property to improve and protect your vegetation, soil, water quality, to look after threatened species or just find out about what is on your property, contact us. We can help with information, project planning, applying for funding, or point you in the right direction for further support.


Our Vision

Our vision is King Island being a world leader in integrated sustainable production and quality living. Our mission is to promote co-ordinated and integrated management of natural resources, which will contribute to the economic and environmental sustainability of King Island.The King Island Landcare Group successfully delivers a wide range of environmental/agricultural projects, and is instrumental in assisting land managers and the community to manage King Island’s natural resources. The group was formed in 1996 with representatives of local Landcare groups and other relevant organisations. Anyone interested in King Island environment is welcome to contact us or attend our monthly meetings.

KING ISLAND LANDCARE GROUP (KILG) has had a name change in 2021. It was formerly known as King Island Natural Resource Management Group (KINRM), formed in 1996, implementing a huge range of programs for King Island community and environment.

Last Updated on 26 September 2022