Volunteers and Landcare
There are many active ‘Friends of’ and community volunteer groups along the Yarra River corridor spending approximately 50,000 hours per year managing the parks. There are five major Landcare Networks mostly focused in the upper and lower rural reaches: Yarra Ranges Landcare Network, Northern Yarra Landcare Network, Nillumbik Landcare Network, Middle Yarra Landcare Network and Bili Landcare at Westgate Park.
There is limited information to assess this indicator. Although information may be held by each respective organisation or group, there is no central database where information is available. There is an opportunity here for volunteer and Landcare information to be part of a centralised platform with citizen science so that social and biophysical science data can be annually assessed.