So my role with the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network is facilitate the 13 Landcare groups on the Peninsula.

So to facilitate partnerships on the Peninsula, our Landcare groups work really closely with partner organisations.

We work very closely with our local Shire, Parks Victoria, also local schools, businesses, and other community groups such as Scouts.

So the Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation Group is one of our partners.

So many of our Biolinks are also complemented by the work that the Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation Group does.

So our Biolink Project really aims to increase tree canopy in areas of the Mornington Peninsula that still have koalas present.

So reserves like this beautiful reserve here in Peninsula Gardens, they're really few and far between.

We have mainly private property on the Mornington Peninsula now and so reserves like this alone are not enough to maintain a sustainable population, and therefore, we are working mainly with private landholders to ensure that they retain and increase
native vegetation on their properties.

This year, we have a large project of planting more than 20,000 trees and shrubs on about 25, 26 different properties.

Collaborations are very important to get a project of this scale off the ground.

We couldn't do it without partnerships and without sharing the load.

The best thing about the partnerships is really the community, and we really didn't expect, you know, to have a massive response like we had over the last couple of years.

And seeing how engaged people are and how much they want to help our local environment here has been fantastic.

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