What is Landcare Fire Recovery?

Upper Goulburn Landcare Network
Since the devastating Black Saturday bushfires of Feb 2009, the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network has been working with landholders and local communities in the Murrindindi and Mitchell Shires to rebuild and rehabilitate the local environment on private property.
This blog presents some of the stories.
To find out more about our program or to volunteer with one of our projects contact Landcare Coordinator Chris Cobern on 5736 0104.
Or by email on ugrecovery@gbcma.vic.gov.au

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

NAB volunteers at Narbethong

The first large group of NAB volunteers for 2011 arrived Narbethong on 10/3/2011.
Forty volunteers from Head Office arrived at Saladin Lodge by coach & car .

Originally a day of fencing was planned but heavy overnight rain made vehicle assess to the fencing site impossible . Kim had plenty of other jobs to be done so after a delicious morning tea Plan B was put into action . The Uniting Church men converted a large heap of logs in firewood which one NAB team split and stacked in the shed . The fire restrictions have been lifted so Leon the gardener supervised another group clearing fallen dead timber . The bonfire they built was impressive . The third group worked with Janet on maintaining the revegetation work done last year. Kim supplied an amazing a BBQ lunch for the 50 workers in her new accommodation centre . After lunch Alan and his team took the volunteers next door to remove an old burnt fence line .

The next large NAB team will do the fence building we promised Kim.