Help us make Campbells Creek great again with more Lomandra Love!
Sunday the 21st of June, we’ll continue our efforts to “make Campbells Creek great again”.
We’ll plant out some of the robust herbs (sedges and Lomandra longifolia) that are well suited to our local environment and can stand up to the weed competition.
This is part of our long term program to transform this once heavily weed infested area into a community asset that supports as much biodiversity as possible. Apart from being host plants for some butterfly species, these robust herbs help exclude weeds and look great!
To refresh memories of what we are achieving, Ian Higgins has uploaded some photos from 2007 and 2010 illustrating the state of Lewis Drive before we started working there.
Meet: at the ‘Lewis footbridge’ for a 10:00 a.m. start.
Wear: sturdy clothing including footwear suitable for the weather (the grass is likely to be wet in the morning).
Bring: your own water and any snacks you may need (we won’t be supplying refreshments due to the CoVID 19 issue).
We’ll supply the rest.
The footbridge is 400 downstream from the Lewis Drive carpark, but please note, the trail from Lewis Drive may be closed due to willow removal works. Please give yourself enough time to check this before attempting to arrive from there.
There are two alternative approaches:
1. the trail from Honeycomb Road will remain open, but is a 750 m walk from the carpark at the top of Honeycomb Rd.
2. It’s also possible to walk in from the road reserve at 130 Johnston Street, Campbells Creek (about 150 m south of Lewis Drive). This route gets quite steep in the west when it drops down to the valley, so may not be suitable for all. There is a private bitumen driveway next to the house at number 126, but rest assured the remainder is a road reserve and open for public use. Here’s a Google Street view from the highway.
The following provisions are for the protection of attendees, and to ensure our volunteers are covered by insurance.
• Please don't attend with young children.
• Hand sanitisers will be available.
• Social distancing: numbers will be limited to 20, and volunteers will maintain a 1.5 metres separation.
• There will be no sharing of equipment, including tools, gloves and sign-on sheets. Bring your own equipment, or use our pre-sanitised equipment, and then maintain exclusive use of those for the morning.
• Unfortunately we will not provide our usual shared morning tea. If needed, please bring your own drinks and snacks.
• We will make sure we have a record of everyone who has attended and their contact information if follow-up is needed.
• Do NOT attend if you are feeling unwell, if you have concerns about your own health or that of vulnerable people you are close to, if you have been in contact with known sufferers or recently (<14 days) arrived from area known to have sufferers.
• If you become concerned about your health in the days following the activity, let us know so that others can be alerted.
• Plans may need to be reviewed and changed at short notice, depending on changing advice.
Hope to see you there!