Everyone is invited to take part in the first Landcare Camp Out on The Mount on Saturday 5 October 2013.
The Camp Out is a free, family-friendly event being organised by Parks Victoria and Connecting Country, with support from the Mount Alexander Shire Council.
Rich in cultural heritage, natural beauty and endangered plants and animals, Mount Alexander – or ‘Leanganook’ as it was known to the Jaara people - is one of Mount Alexander Shire’s greatest assets. At the Camp Out you’ll be able to discover more about this very special place and also have fun looking after it by taking part in the big ‘pine pull’.
The Camp Out will begin at 1 pm on Saturday 5 October, at the Leanganook camp ground. The first activity will be a ‘Pine pull’ to remove radiate Pine wildlings from the reserve. This will be followed by a free barbeque dinner, wildlife spotlighting walk with a Parks Victoria ranger, and overnight camping for those who would like to.
On Sunday morning there will be a guided bushwalk with long-time local Doug Ralph, whose head contains a wealth of knowledge about Mount Alexander.
For more information, an activity timetable, and to register your attendance, contact Max Schlachter from Connecting Country.
Or check out the Mount Alexander Landcare Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mountalexander.landcare
It’s BYO camping gear and breakfast, but all the activities and dinner are free. Toilets are available. If you’re not up for camping, no problem; just come along for the activities and head back down the hill for bedtime!