Binginwarri Landcare Group Newsletter No. 6 Tuesday 16th March 2011
There is no guarantee that funding will be able to be secured to help next year, but we will be trying to secure some nonetheless. Will let you know if we manage to.
What a great opportunity this has been to seriously reduce the seedbank of blackberry in our area. It is hoped that we will all take up the challenge now as individuals to eradicate blackberry from the JARR catchment in the Binginwarri area.
Also there is /was 7000 tubestock available for plantings within the project area over the last 2 years. 3500 are already accounted for so anyone wanting to plant out or enhance a previously planted area can give Samantha Monks or Dan Garlic or myself a call to arrange something with the 3500 still available, planting assistance is available by contractors
Another project under way is the Wellington Shire / Landcare ‘Weeds For Trees’ program
So far weeds have been sprayed on roadsides where people have applied for assistance under the program to do so, before they plant trees supplied by the Wellington Shire to help shade out future infestation. Approximately 5000 trees are to be planted along 3 different sites along the Hedley Range Road.
Due to the low uptake of landowners with this project it is unsure at this stage whether it will be available again next year, but let’s hope so
There has also been a lot of work done on roadside weeds in the Wonyip area under the same program within the Wellington Shire boundary
Also Greening Australia and the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority have funds available for people to fence off remnant vegetation (the Bush) so if anyone is interested, these bodies are looking for projects at the moment in our area, so give me a call and I will pass on details of who to contact.
Kevin Heggen: 5185 1322 or 0428 565 530
AND AT LAST, TREEPLANTINGS!
We have at last, it seems, got some tree planting to do, along Hedley Range Road, if two of the people who applied under the ‘Weeds For Trees’ program through Wellington Council, would like our help. (As mentioned above in Kevin’s article.) Get your backs and spades ready. Further information will be forthcoming when arranged. Keep your eye on your computer’s inbox.
We join together to wish Colleen Murphy a speedy recovery from a broken leg….may she be very soon up and running after..…well, let’s leave that to the imagination!
Kaye Proudley, Newsletter Editor 5185 1398