Weeding and riffle hunting along Forest Creek
This working bee will be in the channelised section of the creek, to attack some weeds (and look for riffles - read on!). Come to Tutes Cottage (29 Greenhill Avenue), which is on the south bank of Forest Creek (almost following the line of Urquhart St).
As always, wear stout footwear (gumboots might be a good idea) and gloves, sunsceen and hats. Bring some weeding tools, although we do have some to spare.
Morning tea will be provided.
We will also investigate the creek bed to find its natural features and try to find a 'riffle' - a rocky or shallow part of a stream or river where the water flows brokenly.
We have a proposal to revitalise this stretch - between Best Motors and Barker St - by recreating some of the natural features of the former creek. This includes establishing a more visually attractive, winding, pool-filled channel between the heritage sandstone walls.