Castlemaine Landcare Group
We will be planting about 900 plants along Forest Creek to continue to build up a corridor of overstorey and understorey in an area where previous industrial and agricultural activity has reduced native habitat. We aim to have very high survival rates of plants by preparing sites beforehand, but weeds continue to threaten both plants and the few existing native grasses along the track. Some sections of this planting will be along slightly steep banks of the creek but most is on relatively flat ground. We fondly term one section Rabbit Flat. Ultimately, we hope to increase the chains of ponds along Forest Creek and reduce the effects of the gravels and sediment coming downstream from historical gold mining in the hills nearby. The current plantings will contribute some shade to the creek itself and to its riparian surroundings and build habitat for birds and insects.
DATE & TIME
Sunday, 28 July 2019
10:00am to 2:00pm
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Disabled
Along the Leanganook Track between Colles Road and Happy Valley Road Castlemaine. Enter from Colles Road and follow Forest Creek downstream.
Please bring gloves, wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Also bring your own planting tools including mini mattock and mash hammer if you wish. We stake and bag our plants to protect against kangaroos and frost. The area is safe for children and we will be aided by Castlemaine Lions Club to serve soup-in-cup and sausage-in-bread for lunch. Please advise of dietary requirements. Drinking water will be available but bring your own if you prefer.
,Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,Drinking water,BBQ