Thanks to funding provided by the State Governments Communities For Nature program the UGLN, Friends of Marysville Walks and Kinglake Landcare Group have been able to control many hectares of woody weeds in bushland along the Stony Creek at Kinglake and the Dom Dom Creek catchment in Narbethong.
Much of the work has been achieved by volunteers from Conservation Volunteers Australia and Conservation & Land Management TAFE students working with and under the direction of members of the local landcare groups. At the same time the students gained practical experience at the different weed control techniques.
For many years members of each of the local landcare groups have been volunteering their time and working tirelessly to control the various woody weeds in their region and this project was a great way to make a big difference at some very daunting sites.
Special thank you to the Narbethong Caravan Park for donating free accommodation for the CVA volunteers.
As well as the on ground works the funding is also provided to run a subsidised Farm Chemical Users Course which will be held in Taggerty on 18 & 19 July 2015.
To register for the course contact Chris Cobern on 0413 855 490.