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About Us

GCG’s mission is to ‘connect, support and lead local communities to maintain and improve the health of the Ginninderra Catchment and surrounding environments’.

GCG is both a community-based natural resource management organisation and a Landcare network, operating primarily in the north-west ACT Region.  We support 31 Landcare Groups (including Parkcare, urban, rural, junior, and Aboriginal Landcare Groups) and coordinate numerous community engagement and landscape-scale restoration programs.

GCG is one of three community Catchment Groups in the ACT. It has strong partnerships with local, regional and national bodies. Current GCG priority program areas can be seen here.

GCG provides a network for our member groups and volunteers; linking the catchment community with the ACT Government and other stakeholders, providing assistance with project development and implementation, and facilitating community forums for ideas and discussion. Our organisation has demonstrated significant achievements in integrated environmental activities across all tenures (rural, urban and reserve) and landscape types in the ACT Region.

Our committee

The Ginninderra Catchment Group is run by a volunteer committee.

November 2023 – November 2024 Committee

Chair
Clare Henderson

Deputy Chair
John Giacon

Secretary
Vacant

Treasurer
John Connelly

Education and Community Engagement Officer
Vacant

Public Officer
John Pugh

General Members
Wally Bell
Roan Dunstone
Ken Hodgkinson
Bob Richardson

 

Our staff

Executive Officer – Kathryn McGilp

landcare@ginninderralandcare.org.au

Waterwatch Coordinator – Bruno Ferronato
waterwatch@ginninderralandcare.org.au

ACT Frogwatch Coordinator – Anke Maria Hoefer
frogwatch@ginninderralandcare.org.au

Projects Officer – Fiona Spier
projects@ginninderralandcare.org.au

Finance Officer – Julian Low
gcg@ginninderralandcare.org.au

Assistant Project and Communications Officer – Suzanne Richardson
communications@ginninderralandcare.org.au

Annual Reports

TBA

Ginninderra Catchment Group Strategy, 2000

Ginninderra Catchment Group Strategy 2000 (1MB) – The Ginninderra Catchment Group has developed clear strategic priorities to improve the health, diversity and productivity of the catchment and creek system. 

Where to Buy Bush Friendly Plants in the ACT

 

Ginninderra Catchment Group Brochures

Management Plan For Lower Ginninderra Creek

Click to enlarge

 

(Barton HWY to Macgregor)(1.5 MB)

 

Includes Plant List and Planting Templates

Find out about the history and habitat values of the Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve. This leaflet includes some suggested walking trails with a map of the reserve.

Dunlop Grasslands Brochure – Find out about the significance of the Dunlop Grasslands Nature Reserve. Includes a map of the Reserve.

Are these weeds invading your neighborhood? – Find out about 3 silent invaders: Chilean Needle Grass, Serrated Tussock and African Love Grass.

Membership and Supporters

The Ginninderra Catchment Group supports its volunteers to undertake environmental activities in a number of ways. Our supporters come from a variety of backgrounds and with different interests. Some are keen to improve the areas surrounding their homes, whilst others have an interests in specific issues such as water quality, weed management, education or threatened flora and fauna. GCG recognises that there are many ways through which people can support our activities, from more rigorous tasks such as weed removal or revegetation, to contributing to our working groups or helping out with administrative tasks.

Group membership

Any Landcare / ParkCare group or related environmental stewardship group can apply to become members of GCG.

Group membership provides:

  • Newsletters and information regularly
  • Assistance with project development, administration, applying for grants and financial management
  • GCG can provide access to free or discounted workshops, field trips, forums and events at various times
  • Opportunities for members to take part in informal knowledge sharing of experience, ideas and stories and cross-pollination of ideas between groups/landholders
  • Access to formal local and national representation and knowledge-sharing through Landcare ACT and the National Landcare Network
  • Opportunities to meet like-minded and engaged Landcarers
  • Opportunities to come together with rural landholders, urban conservation volunteers and Aboriginal interests
  • Access to expertise and capacity for specific issues
  • Easy access to resources and equipment at no charge, e.g. meeting rooms, weed control and revegetation equipment
  • Up to two votes at General Meetings and Special Meetings – with one vote per delegated group representative (up to two representatives in total)
  • Becoming a member of the Ginninderra Catchment Group ensures that you are covered by the Ginninderra Catchment Group’s public liability insurance whilst participating in Catchment Group activities. Information provided here will not be provided to any third party without your agreement.

To apply for group membership, please fill out the Group Membership Form.

If you are interested in starting a new stewardship group and would like to find out more, please email landcare@ginninderralandcare.org.au.

Individual Supporters of Ginninderra Catchment Group

By becoming an individual supporter, you’ll receive our newsletters and other communications about events, volunteering opportunities and what’s happening in landcaring/conservation in the Ginninderra Catchment. Become a supporter by signing up to our supporters mailing list.

For hands-on environmental volunteering activities, we encourage you to join in with a Landcare / ParkCare group near you. Check out our list of groups, or have a look at the groups map. Our groups are very keen to meet you!

If you would like some additional information or support in connecting with a group or our citizen science projects (FrogWatch, Waterwatch), please fill out the Supporters Expression of Interest Form.

Contact us

If you are part of a group, an interested individual, or interested in forming a new stewardship group, please contact us or follow us on Facebook @GinninderraCatchmentGroup.

We support a number of local Landcare and Parkcare groups operating in the catchments of both Ginninderra Creek and Yass River.

These groups are always enthusiastic to meet new volunteers or to get involved in local projects.

The Catchment Group staff support Landcare groups by:

  • Coordinating catchment-wide education, awareness and on-ground projects that complement the work of local groups
  • Providing necessary equipment for on-ground and other work
  • Providing a contact point for public enquiries
  • Providing administrative support such as insurance, IT facilities and more.

Click on the links below to find out more about each of our member groups:

Find out how you or your group can become a member of the Ginninderra Catchment Group.