Our second Green Army project has commenced and over the next 5 months this group of local young people will again be working throughout the Upper Goulburn region on environmental restoration projects on public and private land.
The first month was busy planting at many sites including the rail trail at Kanumbra and Limestone, the Yea Wetlands and Perts Reserve in Yea and also on a farm in Glenburn.
They have also been working along the Stony Creek at Kinglake West planting the nationally threatened Round-leaf Pomaderris, monitoring wildlife with remote sensor cameras and removing woody weeds.
In Flowerdale a few days were spent along the King Parrot Creek eradicating broom, ivy and the exotic elderberry.
Over at Alexandra on the UT Creek the team put in a couple of days of mulching and also some weed control at McKenzie Reserve on the pine saplings and Cootamundra Wattle.
The team inspected nest boxes at Perts Reserve and found many Sugar Gliders occupying these artificial homes and also have been helping the Murrindindi Wildlife Shelter with fencing, maintenance of enclosures and collecting feed.
Over the next month the team will be back at Gobur to continue the control work on Briar Rose and Hawthorn in the goldfields site and to undertake flora surveys along Frees Road.
The project is a partnership between Murrindindi Shire and UGLN and has been supported by the GBCMA as well as many of the landcare groups from within our network.