This year we’ll be planting in one of our focus areas for restoration: the little known lower Lewis wetland.
This swampy area has delightful small billabongs as well as the main watercourse. Over the years, we’ve greatly reduced the weed burden and established lots of native plants. It’s now ready for planting several hundred more sedges and grasses! We’re grateful to the Ballarat based 15 Trees organisation for funding the purchase of some of these. Our members have grown the rest themselves.
We’ll be planting in a low lying area in Castlemaine that was probably a prior streambed of Campbells Creek. Some parts have good soil, others are quite pebbly and hard to dig.
Wear light gloves, sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the day. Gum boots are strongly advised!
If you can, please bring a digging tool like a pick. Make sure you’ve marked it as your own.
Meet in the carpark at the end of Lewis Drive, Castlemaine for a 10:00 a.m. start. There’s car parking space there or along Lewis Drive itself.
If you arrive late, walk downstream (south-west) along the walking track for 150 m or so to the planting site (our starting point is marked in the map below). If you do, please make yourself known to our organisers so you can sign on and be briefed.
We'll finish at midday with light refreshments.
Hope to see you there!