A vision for the Sarina Catchment Area:
The Sarina Catchment Area is an economically viable region, which is ecologically sustainable and well regarded as a healthy place to live and work (SICMA Strategy, 2001)
Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association (SLCMA) encourages and assists the local community in understanding, managing and retaining its natural resources and unique biodiversity. We do this by providing free property visits and land management advice to landholders; undertakeing on-ground rehabilitation projects; and engaging youth and volunteers in educational and practical landcare activities.
SLCMA’s objectives are to:
- Provide a forum for discussion on Natural Resource and Catchment Management issues.
- Promote sustainable solutions to Natural Resource Management (NRM) issues through strong community, industry and government partnerships.
- Prepare and implement priority action plans.
SLCMA undertakes a wide range of activities including:
- Providing technical advice to landholders regarding land management issues and planning eg. Peri-urban support program
- Coordinates educational and community awareness raising events eg. field days and workshops
- Coordinates on-ground projects eg. Community rehabilitation projects
- Providing opportunities for community members to become involved in Landcare activities eg. SLCMA Community Volunteer Program
- Operating the SLCMA Community Native Plant Nursery as a training facility for volunteers and youth as well as providing local native plants for local projects.