Working with Wire.
Morning tea provided.
Today we’ll be looking at wire from two perspectives: as a threat to wildlife and also as a useful tool to reduce the damage wildlife does to our work!
Firstly we’ll be pulling down the old fences between the creek and Coliban Water’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. This is an area that we’ll be revegetating later this year. These fences include barbed wire, which can easily kill wildlife by trapping or injuring animals. Have a look at this website if you’d like to know more.
Then we’ll be working on tree guards—salvaging them from trees that have now grown past the reach of wallabies plus fixing up guards that have fallen over or that are strangling our trees.
Meet at 10:00AM at the west end of Lewis Drive, Castlemaine. Here’s a link to a map.
Wear sturdy clothing, hat and footwear suitable to the conditions (the ground may be wet). If possible, bring thick gloves and wire cutters or small bolt cutters. If so, put identifying marks on your tools. We’ll also bring gloves and tools.
Light refreshments provided afterwards (but bring your own drinking water if you’ll want a drink earlier).
If you come late and can’t find us near Lewis Drive, we will have started on the tree guards at the west end of Lindsay Street, Campbells Creek (near the concrete mix). Here’s a link to a map.
Hope to see you on the day!