Here are some photos of a planting that was done on the Chinaman Creek project just two years ago. Dave and Beth and Nev and Theo went out on Sunday to remove some tree guards and were all amazed at the forest before us.
We will have another session to remove the guards in about a month so stay tuned for the date to be sent out. It’s a great activity to bring your kids to, as they really help us along. We are about one third of the way through guard removal, so will hopefully see you at the next removal day.
Join us to remove guards from our last planting – this Sunday 25th June 2017, 10am. We will be at 69 Creaseys Road if you want to get out and about on a chilly morning with Landcare, or if you planted on that day in the Chinaman’s Creek project and want to see how the trees are doing. We are looking for somewhere to store the tree guards until our next planting, so let me know if you have space in a shed. Beth 0431219980
We will be working with Connecting Country and the Steiner School to plant some Bulokes this Friday. We’d love more Landcare members to join us at 8.45 until 1pm, lunch is provided, down at the Steiner School. Buloke Planting Day Information
Muckleford Landcare Events 2017
Bassett Creek Restoration Project
May (date to be confirmed with prison crew)
Steiner School Buloke Planting with Connecting Country
Friday 9th June
Meet at Steiner School (lunch provided)
Dams to Wetlands Workshop
Sunday 23rd July
9.30am -12 noon
Meet at the Muckleford Community Centre (morning tea provided)
Landscape Restoration Techniques Workshop
Sunday 20th August
Meet at Muckleford Community Centre
Sunday 8th October
Meet at the beginning of Sawmill Road, McKenzie Hill (bring bike, water and money for pub lunch)
Sunday 22nd October (tbc)
Set up starts at 9am
Thursday 7th December (tbc)
Meet in The Hub garden, Templeton Street Castlemaine
We had a terrific native grass id workshop with Paul Foreman, as part of our community education program funded by the NCCMA. Look out next year for a workshop on seed collecting and propagating.
Here are the resources that Paul provided:
Don’t forget to RSVP for the native grass and flora identification walk on Sunday 4th December, 10am – 12 noon, with ecologist Paul Foreman.
Our Christmas drinks will be held on Friday 9th December, 5pm at The Hub garden in Castlemaine (behind the Good Table restaurant in Templeton Street). Drinks and nibbles will be provided.