Some of you may remember a workshop we held a couple of years ago as part of our Water in the Landscape series, on the property of Landcare members, Paul and Kylie. Muckleford Landcare Vice-President, David Griffith, spoke to us about getting moisture back into the soil, and he got into his tractor and did some ploughing to show us the key line technique.
Paul and Kylie are continuing their restoration work on their Walmer property, and during the ‘lock down’ period they have: prepared a site for some revegetation on their dam; done some more key line work in a degraded section in the bush to improve hydration and aid the recovery of understorey plants; also key lined on slopes with degraded pasture to again improve hydration and promote pasture growth.
Thanks for sharing. If you are doing something on your property that you would like to share, please let Beth know via email.
Landcare member, Dion, (Muckleford South) is using the time at home to get some plants in the ground. Call Frances at Newstead Natives or Ken at Neangar Nursery to see how they are trading during lock down.
Neville, our Landcare President, found a nest of baby hares on his Muckleford property, the parents took off when he discovered the nest.
In October last year we planted 432 plants on a property bordering the Muckleford Creek, to provide new vegetation connecting up to the riparian habitat. Six months on with so little rain, the plants are forging ahead and sticking their heads over the top of the guards. Well done Dan and Michael for keeping them alive.
Hello Muckleford Landcarers, Connecting Country is holding its annual Landcare Link-up this Saturday 29 February 2020, starting at 4pm until 7pm. You get to hear stories from other Landcare groups in the district about what they are doing. It’s at the Castlemaine Uniting Church Hall, please RSVP to Asha at Connecting Country.
Here are the results of the 2019 AGM, and the minutes: Muckleford Catchment Landcare AGM 2019 Minutes
Neville Cooper, President
David Griffiths, Vice President
Beth Mellick, Secretary
Eleanor Wright, Treasurer
Albert Wright, Richard Mann, Chris Mackenzie, Michael Billington, Ordinary Committee Members