Muckleford Landcare Feb Committee Meeting Minutes

Here are the minutes from the Committee’s recent meeting. As mentioned in the minutes, on Sunday, Dave, Chris, Nev and Beth did a walk on Bassett Creek to ground-truth our upcoming project. We will now start talking to landholders about restoration activities on the Stage 2 section of the creek, as supported by the North Central CMA. Stay tuned for more news on this project, as well as the timetable for our upcoming community education events.  MCLG minutes Feb 2018


National Tree Day 2017

A little group of Landcare volunteers came out on the National Tree Day weekend to remove the tree guards from Mark’s property on Creaseys Road. This was the planting we did two years as part of the Chinaman’s Creek Project. Thanks to Landcare member, Helena, for letting us store the plant guards at her place.

Bassett Creek Restoration

Dave, Nev and Beth did some evaluation on the work of the Landmate crew, who took out some weeds along Bassett Creek as part of our NCCMA Bassett Creek Restoration Project – Stage 1. They did a pretty damn good job, covering about 1km.

pile of old fencing that the Landmate crew removed from around an old redgum


Muckleford Landcare Knows How to Plant a Tree!!

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.



Activity this Sunday

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

Muckleford Landcare Dates

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
8.45am -1pm
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
9.30am -11am
Meet at Muckleford Community Centre

Bike Ride
Sunday 8th October
11am start
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

Christmas Breakup
Thursday 7th December (tbc)
Meet in The Hub garden, Templeton Street Castlemaine