Rotary

Fencers Without Boundaries winds up

After another very successful year the UGLN fire recovery fencing program ‘Fencers Without Boundaries’ (FWB) has finally come to an end. SA Rotary volunteers fencing at Kinglake (2011) Victorian Mobile Landcare Group (2010) FWB stalwarts John Belfio and Alan Stafford at Sunday Creek (2011) Fire affected landowners provided the fencing materials and UGLN provided the volunteer…

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Buxton wetland fauna survey

The UGLN fire recovery fauna project has now extended into the Buxton area.We recently installed our remote sensor cameras at the property of Buxton residents Anthony and Tracy who have a wonderful wetland area on their farm.The wetland was fenced off a couple of years ago with the assistance of funding provided by the DPI.The…

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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…

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Fire Recovery Fencing Blitz

The last few months of 2010 was a fencing blitz for the fire affected people of Glenburn, Kinglake, Flowerdale and Pheasant Creek. The volunteers kept coming. We had individual volunteers from Reservoir, Wallan and Belgrave; the Uniting Church boys from Shepparton and Benalla, Green Corps from Seymour, 4WD club from Melbourne, a corporate group from…

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Scouts Kinglake West Nest Box Project

The Kinglake Scouts recently checked the Rotary built nest boxes that they installed at a property on the King Parrot Creek in November 2009. Using the UGLN nest box inspection camera the Scouts checked nine nest boxes. One had what appeared to be a Sugar Glider nest but the rest were uninhabited. The Scouts GPS’d…

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Fencing in Flowerdale

On a fine spring day 30 staff from NAB Financial Planning completed 2km of fencing at Paul Michael’s Flowerdale property. The NAB team were supervised by Mick Yarwood and some of the Shepparton fella’s from the Uniting Church’s fencing team. The property is nearly 1000 acres and very steep and rugged country and we spotted…

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Alan Stafford – Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Fencers Without Boundaries. Alan Stafford was recently presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award by the Rotary Club of Yea.As a volunteer with the Uniting Church Alan has been coordinating the rebuilding of fences throughout the shires of Murrindindi and Mitchell since shortly after the 2009 Black Saturday fires.Since joining forces with the UGLN fire…

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Where did all these plants come from ?

Where did all the trees we have been planting come from ? Actually most of what we have been planting are not trees but are understorey plants . Shrubs , low bushes , ground covers , herbs and grasses. ( nothing too fire prone ) Our plants had been grown from locally collected seed by…

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Hawthorn Rotary + Sausages & Wine = 300 seedlings planted!

10th of JulyTree planting at Lisa, Ron, Archie and Ella’s with 11 members of Hawthorn Rotary enjoying Lisa’s yummy sausages and wine at the end of the day. It was so cold that David had to borrow Lucia’s pink beanie to keep his ears warm. 300 seedlings were planted to screen water tank and to…

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The Lorax: A sneezy mascot for our revegetation project.

“Mister!” he said with a sawdusty sneeze, “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.” (from The Lorax, by Dr Seuss) Dr Seuss’ Lorax was a revegetation advocate of the first order and obviously a Landcarer. His task was to redress the devastation wrought by the Once-ler and nurture trees back into a denuded…

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