Upper Mount Emu Creek Landcare Newsletters

umecnews.pngOut first newsletters for 2017 are out, please click on links below to view:


Beaufort – Lake Goldsmith -Snake Valley – Stoneleigh Landcare News

Burrumbeet Landcare News

Miners Rest – Invermay – Cardigan/Windermere – Landcare News

Lexton Landcare News

Active Gorse Works in Miners Rest

Having trouble with Gorse on your property? The Victorian Gorse Taskforce is still active within the Invermay and Miners Rest areas.

This is a timelapse taken by Jenifer Johnson on a property adjoining Burrumbeet Creek. A fantastic outcome for all involved! Big thanks to Russel Coxall for doing an amazing job of the site! Read more below:


Photo by: Jenifer Johnson

Financial assistance in the form of a 50% rebate for control work is available.  The rebate is scheduled to finish on the 30th April 2017.

Contact Jenifer Johnson (VGT Officer): Mobile – 0417 594 225
Email – culingaia@bigpond.com

Gorse Control Demonstration Day

See the latest equipment working at this interactive field day including the new
Diamond (USA) Forestry Cutting Head. Everyone is welcome to come along!
When: Saturday 11th of February 10am – 2pm (Public/Landcare session)


New Interpretative Signs for Mullawallah Wetlands

New interpretative signs for Mullawallah Wetlands have been installed by the Cardigan-Windermere Landcare Group along the walking track that surrounds the wetland. A fantastic effort by the group, just in time for the Christmas holidays.

The Track can be accessed via Lucas Lane, there is also access off Ibis Gardens Court and Blind Creek Road. Check it out!


Native Grasses Flowering

Tree Planting: Sustainable Communities Committee of Rotary District 9810

In a project that’s planted over 10,000 native trees and been bringing people together for over five years, the Sustainable Communities Committee of Rotary District 9810 recently completed its annual tree planting project for 2016.

The project involves Rotarians from the suburbs of east Melbourne (Rotary Clubs of Doncaster, Rotary Club of Mount Albert and Surrey Hills and the Rotaract Clubs of Monash and Whitehorse) raising native seedlings from the Tree Project organisation in their own backyards. After tending to the seedlings for over six months, volunteers have the chance to get their hands dirty, planting the trees on properties in the Beaufort region, supporting local Landcare efforts to rebuild nature corridors and decrease erosion and salinity.

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On Sunday September 11th, this year’s seedlings: a variety of eucalypt, wattle and other native species locally indigenous to the area were planted. The location of this years planting was at Buln Gherin (a property near Beaufort).


Three “generations” of Rotary groups participated on the day – three Rotary clubs, two Rotaract clubs and Interactors from Ashwood High School. Although challenged by the weather conditions, only around a third of the trees grown this year were planted by volunteers on the actual Tree Planting Day, with local volunteers, land owners and drought employment crew completing the remainder in the following weeks.


Planters had a chance to see the past two years’ trees flourishing and enjoyed some lovely country hospitality from the landowners and the Rotary Club of Beaufort.

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Miners Rest Working Bee

The Miners Rest Landcare group recently held a working bee at the Miners Rest Common. After the moderate winter rainfall the grass was thick and lush, making a challenging job for those who came along. Regardless of this the group was able to put 60 trees in the ground. Many of the trees from previous plantings had established strong growth which was excellent to see.

The group meets on Wednesday 12th October at the Miners Rest Community Hall 7:30pm.

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Birdwatching group outing, Saturday 1st March

The first outing of Lexton landcare’s newly formed bird watching group is on Saturday 1st March, commencing at 8.00 am.  We are meeting at the old dip reserve, corner of Gladstone Street and Dip Road in Lexton.

After this we will visit a Landcare project site on the Mount Emu Creek on Blackbottom Road.

Wear stout boots / shoes, bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and binoculars.  Further details as attached.

Birdwatching Group