RESTORATION OF THE WERRIBEE RIVER VOLCANIC GORGE

RESTORATION OF THE WERRIBEE RIVER VOLCANIC GORGE

presented byPinkerton Landcare and Environment Group & Western Water

Saturday 2nd June 8.45 for 9.00 am start – 12.30pm finish

Meet at the gate on Mt. Cottrell Road, with a green Land for Wildlife sign, mid-way between Greigs and Boundary Roads, Mt. Cottrell, Melton

Melway Map 221 H7

We invite you to explore the stunningly beautiful volcanic gorge and learn about the four distinct ecological vegetation niches which are being restored and the fauna which depend on them.

PLEG members will describe:

– restoration of the native grasslands

– fauna of the gorge

– the Wurundjeri archaeological artifacts

– eDNA sampling of platypus

– rare plant species found in the gorge

– monitoring of fauna and flora

A Melbourne Water representative will explain the extensive boxthorn and rabbit control undertaken by Capital Works along 3km of the gorge this year.

At 10am the Mayor of Melton, Cr. Bob Turner will launch the educational leaflet describing the Ecological Vegetation Classes and fauna of the gorge.

There will be displays of ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of the Melbourne Water and landcare works. Meet the contractors who have been working on the gorge, and those who harvest native grass seed

Morning tea provided by Western Water, please bring your own mug and wear sturdy shoes.

Register your interest for catering reasons.

Everyone is welcome!

Enquires: Daryl Akers m. 0438 277 252       Frances Overmars t. 9748 1294

This project has been supported by BirdLife Australia-Werribee branch, Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, Western Water, Melbourne Water

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