Planting and protecting nationally threatened Dianella amoena. Morning tea is provided. Everyone welcome.
The Friends of Campbells Creek invite you to help the survival of one of Central Victoria’s rarest plants—the Matting Flax-lily known scientifically as Dianella amoena.
Gold mining, agriculture and overgrazing has reduced the plant’s populations in our district to just a handful of individuals and it is now nationally endangered.
To help the lily survive, the Victorian Government has funded the Friends of Campbells Creek to re-establish around 600 seedlings at a planting event along the creek on Sunday the 19th of June.
Group spokesperson, Ian Higgins said “We are giving away free plants to helpers attending on the day. By growing it in their own gardens more people will get to appreciate this lovely plant. Not only is it an attractive ground cover with exquisite, scented flowers in late spring, it is easy to grow and is suited to modern gardens as it doesn’t need much space or maintenance other than occasional watering.”
Meet at 10:00 AM at the northern information shelter along the walking track. Here is a map of the location.
Please note there is no space for car parking there. Vehicles will need to be left at the end of Honeycomb Road, Campbells Creek. From there it’s a 450 m walk to the site. Alternatively, it’s a 600 m walk south from the car park at the end of Lewis Drive, Castlemaine (just past the new Tonks yard).. If you can’t walk or cycle in and would like help to get there, contact the Group on firstname.lastname@example.org, via the Facebook site or ring Shona on 0408724699.
LATE morning tea will be provided
Please bring hats, gloves, enclosed footwear, sturdy clothing suitable for the weather and your own water.
We’ll supply the rest - hope to see you there.