Volunteers and community groups
We all benefit from natural beauty in our region. Luckily for all of us, there are people in our community that freely give their time and effort to protect and restore bushland, waterways and beaches that are on public land. Without volunteers and grassroots groups, a lot of this work would not happen.
FBA may be able to support non-profit groups whose activities or events focus on:
- Sustainable agriculture
- Landcare and Bushcare
- Caring for waterways and the reef
- Weed or pest control
- Restoring native vegetation
- Beach protection and clean-up
- Wildlife conservation
Landcare is for everybody
Landcare in Queensland includes around 300 groups that involve more than 60,000 people. Landcare groups vary in their aims, size and formality, but at their heart they are simply a collection of people keen to care for land and water resources. Take a look at the list of current Landcare groups in our region and get in touch.
Fitzroy Basin Association hosts a Regional Landcare Facilitator funded by the Australian Government’s Landcare Facilitators Initiative. The facilitator supports local Landcare and primary producer groups, fosters new membership, and provides practical support for events and projects.
If you are interested in starting your own group, or want to have a chat about the benefits of Landcare, contact the Fitzroy Basin Regional Landcare Facilitator on (07) 4999 2842.
We can help you with funding applications
We can alert you to new funding opportunities and help you develop your project ideas. FBA may be able to sponsor your funding application or provide letters of support.
We can help with training and development
Access training and workshops to build your members’ skills.
For example we’ve supported workshops on grant writing, volunteer management, and communication skills. FBA facilitates networking between coastal community groups so they can learn from each other.
We employ a Regional Landcare Facilitator whose job is to foster strong Landcare groups.
We can help with events and promotion
We may be able to feature your group or event on our website, social media pages, or e-newsletter.
FBA may also be able to support your event through participation or presentations by our staff.