Hosted by GLN, Friends of Bannockburn Bush, Ballarat Environment Network, Golden plains Shire and financial support from the Victorian Governments Community Activation and Social Isolation Initiative.
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The Friends of the Barwon has initiated a platypus monitoring project for the mid reaches of the Barwon River and its tributaries. This monitoring will provide quantitative base line data and add to the data recently collected in the upper reaches of the Barwon and the Moorabool river system.
Since European settlement, the Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands have been reduced to less than 1% of their former distribution.
The fertile soils of the Victorian Volcanic Plain and the lack of dense tree cover meant these areas were ideal for agriculture. Intense grazing, pasture improvement, urban development and cropping are the main reasons why so little of these original grassy communities remain.
Geelong Landcare Network has partnered with the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and their Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands Project’ to deliver two information based, on site workshops about these Woody grasslands and the project, as well as a grasslands seed collection workshop in early summer.
Together we will support interested landholders to improve the condition, connectivity and extent of these critically endangered Woodlands.
The first workshop will be in Inverleigh on October 18th 1-3pm and the second in Sutherlands Creek (tbc) on October 30th 1-3pm.
Please contact Jo Solomon 0438 828 042 for details of these workshops.
If you would like to learn more about the Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands Stewardship project visit
This project is supported by the Corangamite CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
This project will run until 2023
A number of member groups of the Geelong Landcare Network are holding events for this years
National Tree Day (covid restrictions allowing)
Batesford Fyansford Stonehaven Landcare group is holding two events. The first for schools on 23rd July, working on the recovery and revegetation at each end of Red Gum Reserve, with added support from Golden Plains Shire Council.
The second event is planting out in the Dog Rocks Fauna and Flora Sanctuary at 95 Dog Rocks Road Batesford from 9.30am to 11.30am with Morning Tea to follow. This event is registered on the National Tree Day website.
The Dog Rocks Fauna & Flora Sanctuary is a Trust for Nature covenanted property which lies between the Moorabool River Reserve and the Dog Rocks and it has been one of the sites for recurrent work by Batesford, Fyanfrd, Stonehaven Landcare Group.
Friends of Bannockburn Bush are also holding two events:
1. Schools Tree Day with St Mary McKillop on Friday August 30. No more people needed.
2. Community Tree Day. Sunday August 1. Stephens Rd Bannockburn. 1-3pm Register via the FOBB Face book page https://www.facebook.com/events/187381606685931/?ref=newsfeed
Contact Stuart 0438 904 961
The Leigh and Districts group are meeting on Sunday 1st August, at 11am at the Murgheboluc Recreation Reserve
Free BBQ , finish 1pm
Please contact Susan Wishart 0438560870 if you wish to attend.
Friends of Cowies Creek are also holding an event . Contact Kaye Rodden 0438317499 for details
“The River Moorabool” film explains why this unique river traveling from the Wombat Forests near Ballarat to the Barwon River at Geelong is Victoria’s most flow-stressed river.
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