Upstream of the Pyrenees Highway we’ll be working on a focus section of the creek with a mixed bag of activities to suit all interests!
Thanks to our partnerships with the DELWP, North Central CMA and Mount Alexander Shire Council, we've almost eliminated the willow infestation that choked this section of creek. Compare this aerial photo taken in 2004 with this one from 2019. (You’ll also notice plenty of other changes.)
Now our challenge is to prevent any re-infestation of willows or other invasive species that threaten the substantial numbers of indigenous plants we've re-established. Today you'll see lots of eucalypts, wattles and Poa labillardierei tussocks.
We’ll also be:
• Harvesting tree guards for re-use from revegetation that’s now large enough to cope with the wallabies.
• Planting Austral Gypsy-wort
• Hand weeding perennial grass weeds from among the latest successful sowing of Poa tussocks.
Meet at the end of Cunnack St for a 10:00 a.m. start. There’s space to park cars here. If you arrive late, walk upstream (to the right) along the trail for 100 m.
Please wear gloves, sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the weather. Gloves will be essential for some activities.
If you can, please bring wire cutters. These will be needed for removing tree guards. We'll supply the rest.
There'll be light refreshments provided at midday.
Hope to see you there!