Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL)

Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL) is an initiative that aims to reconnect fragmented remnants of indigenous vegetation to create wildlife corridors (biolinks) on the Mornington Peninsula. LMPL assists Mornington Peninsula Landcare groups and landholders to develop collaborative local biolink plans for catchments across the Peninsula. These plans focus on works required to achieve the biolink on private properties, but also consider public land in the biolink area.

Designed as a 5-year project, LMPL is being undertaken in 10 different regions on the Mornington Peninsula.

In 2019 the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network is seeking funding to complete the final 4 biolinks: Manton and Stony Creek Landcare area, Merricks Coolart Catchment Landcare area, Balcombe Moorooduc Landcare area, and a second biolink for the Devilbend Landcare area (an initial pilot biolink completed in 2014 covered 5 properties).

In 2017 (Year 3) biolink plans were produced for the Red Hill South Landcare area and Dunns Creek Landcare area.

In 2014-15 (Year 2) biolink plans were developed for Watson Creek Landcare area (northern Peninsula - Baxter, Somerville, Frankston South), and Sheepwash Creek Landcare area (Red Hill, Dromana South).

In 2015-2016 (Year 1) biolink plans were developed for Main Creek Landcare area and Southwest Mornington Peninsula Landcare area.

In 2014, a pilot biolink was developed for the Tuerong-Mooroduc area, near Devilbend Reserve.

LMPL is a project of the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation League.

 

What can you do and what’s in it for you?

If you are a landholder in the Manton and Stony Creeks Landcare area or Merricks Coolart Catchment Landcare area and are interested in being part of this project, please contact us. You could become an active contributor to this initiative and restore a section of your land to benefit local wildlife. Enjoy watching the fruits of your labour in the future. Meet your neighbours as you learn more about the landscape you live in.

What are the benefits for your property?

As a landholder, hosting a section of biolink on your property means setting aside a portion of your land for native vegetation. What benefits can flow from this?

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