Scouts

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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Lorax Project In Full Swing

Our fire recovery revegetation program ‘Lorax Project’ is motoring along at the moment and the volunteers are enjoying getting outdoors amongst the fine spring weather. Over the last two months with the help of many volunteers from NAB and CVA as well as local volunteers from the Kinglake Scouts and Strath Creek Landcare Group we…

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National Tree Day

The Kinglake Landcare Group held this year’s National Tree day event at Bollygum Park in Kinglake. The weather was great and over 50 local people including members of the Kinglake Scouts, Kinglake Landcare and Friends of Bollygum Park attended and planted over 500 plants in the bushland and garden areas of the newly constructed park.…

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Four Wheel Drivers Fencing Team

Geoff, Fred, Marg, Sparky and Ron are the stalwarts of our 4WD fencing team. They have been donating their time on weekends to help landcare and bushfire recovery. They have been a great help fencing in the muddy, wet conditions this winter where four wheel driving expertize was needed. They have worked on properties at…

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Mount Waverly Legends Ron and Bevis Ellis grow Bottlebrushes

ount I had the privilege of meeting a wonderfully active retired couple in Glen Waverly last week . Ron and Bevis Ellis have been growing plants in their backyard for the Landcare Bushfire Recovery Project for over 18months . Ron specializes in growing bottlebrushes from cuttings and he had 700 more ready for me to…

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Good deed by Scouts

Ron Ellis and Scouts from the Australian Scouting Fellowship and Heritage have grown 1000 correa’s and bottlebrush’s for our UGLN Lorax project. Ron is also the Environment Officer for the Clifford Park Scout Centre and organised for Bunnings to donate the potting mix and a local cafe donated all the milk cartons that were used…

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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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