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Environmental Community Groups

There are several community groups in the Yass Valley that focus on looking after our natural environment.


Yass Community Garden is a friendly organisation gardening organically on the site of the old St Clements tennis courts in Yass. Making a difference one home grown vegie at a time. Gardeners of all abilities welcome.

Email: yasscommunitygarden@gmail.com


Yass Area Network of Landcare Groups (YAN)

Yass Area Network of Landcare Groups is a collective organisation made up of the Landcare groups in the Yass region of NSW. Their mission is to facilitate the development of Landcare in the region and represent regional Landcare with regional, Government and private industry stakeholders. 

The ten Landcare Groups that own and are represented by YAN are: Bungendore, Bookham, Collector, Geary’s Gap/Wamboin, Gundaroo, Jerrawa Creek, Murrumbateman, Sutton, Taylor’s Creek and Yass.

Yass Landcare Group

Yass Landcare Group focuses on biodiversity and sustainable production. The Group covers the area from Wee Jasper to the Yass area, including the Yass River. They have monthly meetings with a guest speaker. The group has regular events where members can learn more about Landcare on ground, including farm walks and field days.The Yass Landcare Group also run the Yass Landcare Community Nursery behind the Men’s Shed in Yass.

Contact: Jan Grubb - Secretary
Email: janetandken@skymesh.com.au 
Phone: 6227 1389

Sutton Landcare Group

The philosophy at Sutton Landcare is to improve the natural environment by ensuring that all members are fully informed on the principles of sustainable environmental management and how to implement them.  

Armed with the right knowledge we, as private land-owners, can ensure that we manage our own properties in accord with sound environmental practices.  We can also make intelligent comment to the relevant authorities on the stewardship of publicly-owned land in our community. Landcare meetings are held at Sutton Public School, normally on the second Tuesday of each even-numbered month. 

Contact: Marchien van Ooestende - Secretary
Email: sutton.landcare@gmail.com

Bowning & Bookham Landcare Group

Bowning & Bookham District Landcare Group was established in 2013 to foster land conservation in the area surrounding the towns of Bowning and Bookham in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. The group meets every month at the Bowning Hotel for dinner followed by a meeting. New members welcome!

Contact: Kath McGuirk 
Email: kangiara@gmail.com
Phone: 0428 822 854

Murrumbateman Landcare Group

Murrumbateman Landcare Group promote sustainable land and water use and aim to develop an attractive living environment, with a particular focus on the Murrumbateman region.

Contact: Bob McColl
Emailbob.mccoll.bm@gmail.com

Binalong Landcare Group

Binalong Landcare Group has regular events focusing on sustainable farming and conserving the local environment. They are a sub-group of Harden Murrumburrah Landcare Group.

Contact: Jim McDonald 
Email: eubag1154@gmail.com
Phone: 0407 263 115

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