Muckleford Landcare Annual Bike Ride

Coming up on Sunday 11th November 2018
is the annual Muckleford Landcare bike ride.
Meet at the Muckleford train station at 11am to ride to Maldon.

Children are welcome, and all levels of ability,
but bear in mind that there are some rather big hills to climb!

We will eat lunch at the Kangaroo Hotel and ride home at our leisure. See you there. If you have any queries, please email Beth or phone her on 0431 219 980.

 

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Mucklefest this weekend

Mucklefest is on this weekend over two days – Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October, 10am-3pm down at the Muckleford railway station.

Muckleford Landcare will be there giving away free plants to anyone living on the Bassett Creek (part of our Bassett Creek project funded by the NCCMA).

We also have lots of information about caring for your land, and free guides to identify weeds, flora, birds and reptiles.

 

Bassett Creek Planting Day

Thanks to all the volunteers of Muckleford Landcare that came out on a terribly cold and raining (and hailing) day to plant along the Bassett Creek, as part of our Bassett Creek Restoration Project Stage 2 as funded by NCCMA.

This planting, when grown, is going to connect up to plantings that were done on the creek ten years ago (also funded by NCCMA). This is part of the plan to improve the overall health of the Bassett. Thanks also to the landholders whose land we planted on, and who are also interested in improving habitat health in this area.

(Thanks to Albert Wright for the photos, and Eleanor for the cakes)

making the tree guards
1,000 plants in the ground

A History of Seventeen Central Victoria Schools

Nuggetty Land Protection Group invites you to an afternoon celebrating the history of our area with the unveiling of a plaque marking the site of the Porcupine Flat School and the launch of “A History of Seventeen Central Victoria Schools” followed by afternoon tea at ‘Crown Hill’.
Sunday 14 October 2018, 2.30-4.30 pm
‘Crown Hill’, 186 Three Chain Road, Walmer, 3463

Vicroads RACV Country Directory: 44 C9; latitude 36.9604, longitude 144.1175

Parking available in Three Chain Road and at ‘Crown Hill’ – enter via the shearing shed gate. Disabled parking also available. Plaque unveiling at the adjacent Porcupine Flat School site. Book launch to follow at ‘Crown Hill’.

Enquiries: Jane Mitchell on 0457 729 132 or jemitch517@gmail.com or Sue Barnett on 0417 368990 or sba56183@bigpond.net.au

Those attending will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of “A History of Seventeen Central Victoria Schools: Baringhup, Baringhup East, Baringhup West, Bradford, Brokenback, Eastville, Gowar, Muckleford, Muckleford South, Neereman, Nuggetty, Porcupine Flat, Shelbourne, Shelbourne South, Tarrengower, Walmer, Walmer North” by Ken James and Sue Barnett. Please email Sue if you would like to reserve a copy of the book as it has a limited print run.

Water Workshop this Sunday

“Let the rain run in, not off – An introduction to landscape function on a farm in transition”

Presented by Muckleford landowner and ecologist, Paul Foreman, and land planning consultant, David Griffith, this workshop will concisely look at how water functions in the landscape. Have your questions answered by these experts about how you want your property to  work, especially those with cleared paddocks who want them to be more healthy and productive from both farm and conservation perspectives.

Sunday 23rd September 2018, 10am to 12 noon. Join us on Paul’s property at 678 Lewis Road, Muckleford. Parking behind the house, morning tea provided.

Please RSVP to Beth via email or call on 0431 219 980.