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

Monday, July 18, 2011

Christ Church Grammar School

On Friday 15th July students from Christ Church Grammar School in South Yarra returned to Kinglake to volunteer again with the UGLN fire recovery program.
This time the students takled a variety of diferent tasks.

They started the day installing nest boxes at a local landcare members property.

After lunch at the local bakery they got stuck into some tree planting at a bushland reserve in Pheasant Creek and then finished off the day cut & painting small holly bushes that are invading another section of the reserve.

Teacher Gay Wales and the kids did a great job and we appreciate them taking time out of their school holidays to help us.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

NAB dig in to help the helper

A team of volunteers from NAB put in a great days work planting trees for Blaze Aid founders Kevin and Rhonda Butler.

Kev and Rhonda have been coordinating the fire and flood recovery program 'Blaze Aid' over the last couple of years and it is about time the favour was returned.

The group helped to revegetate the steep hills of their sheep farming property in Kilmore East.

Thank you to Rhonda and Tom (Kev's righthand man) for putting on a great morning tea and bbq lunch.

Thank you also for the supervising assistance on the day from Shane Monk the GBCMA weeds officer.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fencers Without Boundaries - Still bounding along

Terry Hubbard thanking our volunteers
We recently said goodbye and thank you to two of our stalwart fencing teams SA Rotary and the 4WD drivers at a bbq in Strath Creek (pictured left). Between the two teams they have rebuilt 62km of fencing as part of UGLN's Fencers Without Boundaries (FWB) fire recovery fencing program.

This is by no means the end of FWB.
UGLN is committed to the program until the end of 2011. With the continued assistance of the Uniting Church, our loyal volunteers from Shepparton and Melbourne and corporate groups such as NAB and Earnst & Young, all ably lead by our fencing team leader Alan Stafford.
We will continue to assist landowners rebuild their fences.
Alan Stafford and UGLN Coordinator Chris Cobern
Volunteers from  E&Y.