Fire Recovery

Conservation Volunteers Woody Weed Blitz

CVA at Narbethong Volunteers from Conservation Volunteers Australia have been assisting UGLN with our weed control program. CVA at Number Two Creek Using the cut & paint method and handweeding the volunteers have been removing many hectares of woody weeds from private and public land affected by the 2009 fires. The volunteers have removed holly…

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Fencers Without Boundaries

Our UGLN fire recovery fencing program ‘Fencers Without Boundaries’ has just completed another very successful year.To date volunteers with our fencing program have contributed over 2500 days to rebuild 220 kilometres of fencing on fire affected properties throughout Murrindindi and Mitchell Shires. Funded by the Federal Governments ‘Caring for our Country’ program, we have put…

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Lorax project 2011 winds up for another year

The UGLN’s Lorax Project has finally finished for 2011.The high demand for trees on fire affected properties and the good soaking spring and early summer rains allowed us to continue our revegetation program a bit longer than usuall.This year we revegetated over 31 hectares by planting 9580 plants with assistance from 562 volunteers. We also…

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A HOME AMONG THE GUM TREES

When I saw the bare blackened trees that were left standing after Black Saturday, I wondered what had happened to the possums, birds and other small mammals that had once lived there. Of the many who lost their homes on Black Saturday, our smallest and neediest.have required more help than others in finding and rebuilding…

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UGLN Awarded for Fire Recovery Effort

The enormous post fire efforts of the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network and its many supporters was acknowledged at last week’s Victorian Landcare Awards presentation. The Fire Recovery Award was received on behalf of the Network by Terry Hubbard UGLN President and Chris Cobern, Fire Recovery Coordinator at Government House from the Hon Alex Chernov AO…

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Round-leaf Pomaderris

                  A team from Conservation Volunteers Australia has doing some great work with us tree planting and removing Cape Broom and English Broom from properties in the Kinglake/Flowerdale area. One of the days was spent planting at the Stony Creek reserve in Kinglake West. The reserve has…

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Bunnings support UGLN nest box program

On Saturday 5th November we held a nest box building day at Bunnings in Shepparton. Volunteers from the local community, Shepparton Mens Shed and Uniting Care built 68 nest boxes for Sugar Gliders, King Parrots and Owlet Nightjars. Bunnings kindly donated $4,000 worth of timber, hardware and paint as well as providing a marquee, cold…

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DSE Planting Day on Murrindindi River

Volunteers from the DSE and the Dept of Planning and Rural Communities planted 300 shrubs and grasses along the Murrindindi River in Murrindindi. The plantings were a great support for the local Yea River Landcare Group who have spent many hours carrying out weed control and improving this and other reserves in the area. The…

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Local kids build homes for wildlife

Students from Yea High School and the Kinglake Scouts have been building nest boxes for wildlife which we have been installing on properties in Flowerdale, Junction Hill and Kinglake. Due to the loss of many hollow bearing trees in the area as a result of the fires, we are providing artificial homes for the animals…

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Free Pest Plant and Animal Control Courses

On Sunday 18 & 25 September 22 people from the Kinglake and Glenburn area attended the nineth free UGLN pest management course.The course was held at the Kinglake Scout Hall and run by NMIT lecturer and Kinglake resident Kevin Chandler.A delicious morning tea and lunch was provided by Flowerdale’s own catering business ‘Molly’s Kitchen’. Since…

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