TRY OUT LANDCARE MONTH
Try Out Landcare Month is the perfect time to get outside, get your hands dirty, and connect with other community members. We have over 30 groups in the Mount Alexander region alone, so it’s easy to find an event or working bee that’s near you and suits your interests. See below for a summary of details of upcoming Landcare events.
Landcare and Friends groups are always looking for extra hands to help and are keen to share their knowledge of our beautiful local plants and animals. During September 2017, there are more than eleven events being run by Landcare groups, including nature walks to learn from experts and soak up the bush, and working bees to develop some hands-on skills and help improve habitat for native species.
“TRY OUT LANDCARE” MONTH
When: Friday 8th & Friday 22nd September, 9:30am
Where: Wattle Grove, Chewton (just after the railway bridge on Fryers Rd)
What: Weed control working bee, tools and gloves provided.
When: Sunday 10th September, 10am
Where: meet at 79 Fryerstown Road
What: Christine Henderson will be leading a Spring wildflower walk through the Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve (duration about 2 hours max).
When: Sunday 17th September, 10am-4pm
Where: Metcalfe Recreation Reserve
What: Come and talk to Metcalfe Landcare at their stall at the Metcalfe Tractor Pull.
Friends of Campbells Creek Landcare
When: Sunday 17th September, 10am-12pm
Where: Meet at the northern information shelter (hyperlink is to a Google map)
What: working bee protecting direct sown seedlings from wallaby and kangaroo grazing. Late morning tea provided. Visit their Facebook page or https://www.landcarevic.org.au/groups/northcentral/focg/friends-of-campbells-creek-september-working-bee-3/ for more details.
Barkers Creek Landcare & Wildlife Group and Harcourt Valley Landcare
When: Sunday 17th September, 9:30am
Where: Harcourt Bushland Reserve, Peelers Road, Barkers Creek
What: Woodland bird walk with Tanya Loos from Connecting Country. Bring a plate to share for a yummy morning tea after the walk.
When: Sunday 24 September, 9:30am
Where: Start of Leanganook (Happy Valley) walking track where Verlin St meets Happy Valley Road
What: Brush-cutting, weeding and general clean up, to allow earlier plantings to thrive. Delicious morning tea at about 11:30am.
Golden Point Landcare
When: Sunday 24 September, 10am
Where: End of Welsh St, Golden Point
What: Walk in the Welsh Village. Be amazed by the natural recovery taking place in a very changed mining landscape. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Muckleford Catchment Landcare
When: Sunday 24 September, 9:30am-11am
Where: RSVP to email@example.com for location address
What: Have a look at some landscape restoration techniques that have been used on a landholder’s property to slow down water and avoid creek bank erosion.
Tarrangower Cactus Control Group
When: Sunday 24th September, 10:30am
Where: Visit www.cactuswarriors.org in the week before
What: Wheel Cactus control Community Field Day, followed by a free BBQ and friendly chat. All equipment is supplied, wear sturdy boots and hat.
Sandy Creek Catchment Landcare
When: Sunday 8th October, 10am-12pm
Where: Old Welshman’s Reef Tip, Roberts Rd, Welshmans Reef (follow the signs).
What: Nature Walk to explore the local bush with Connecting Country, followed by picnic lunch and stories from Sandy Creek Catchment Landcare.
Friends of Kalimna Park
When: Saturday 15th October 2017, 1pm-3pm
Where: Kalimna Point, Kalimna Park
What: Working bee cutting and painting woody weeds with assistance from a Parks Victoria ranger. Bring water bottle, long-sleeved clothing and gloves.