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, June 18, 2012

Narbethong Holly control project

The Friends of Marysville Walks and UGLN have been carrying out a very successfull project to control Holly in bushland and along waterways in the Narbethong area.

Working with and under the direction of Marilyn Connor from Friends of Marysville Walks, UGLN have controlled many hectares of holly on private and public land along Fisher Creek, Dom Dom Creek and Hermitage Creek by using our Recycling for Recovery funds to employ specialist weed control contractors.
Marilyn Connor with CVA volunteers at The Hermitage.
We have also supervised many volunteer days cutting out and poisoning holly at the‘The Hermitage’. Which is a heritage-listed building in Narbethong set amongst the tall Mountain Ash forest at the summit of the Black's Spur.

Our most recent day was with 10 volunteers from Conservation Volunteers Australia on the 15th June. Funding for this day was generously donated by the Kinglake Landcare Group from their Kinglake Stream Restoration Project.

CVA volunteers removing holly from bushland at Narbethong

Friday, June 8, 2012

Tree planting time.

Now is the perfect time to plant a tree and with the help of many volunteers we have been doing just that.

NAB & JB Were join forces
JB Were volunteers planting on the Spring Creek
Camberwell High School students in Flowerdale
So far this season as part of our fire recovery revegetation project we have planted 3760 plants with the help of volunteers from JB Were, NAB, CVA and Camberwell High School students.

Our aim is for about 10,000 plants by the end of the season. If you have a fire affected property that needs some revegetation or you are interested in volunteering on one of our days phone Chris Cobern on 5736 0104.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

More help from the Scouts

The Kinglake Scouts recently helped us to build and paint another 14 nest-boxes. These boxes were designed for Brush-tailed Phascogales and Sugar Gliders and will be installed on properties throughout the Kinglake Ranges and King Parrot Creek Valley.
Kinglake Scouts building nest-boxes.
Team work - an important part of Scouting.
The great work by the Scouts also helped them to achieve their Landcare award.
Painting the nest-boxes.