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