Dry River Reclaim the Riverbank – next meeting 25 April

A happy group at the end of a good morning’s work.

A happy group at the end of a good morning’s work.

A small but enthusiastic group met at the Dry River reclamation site on March 28th to start the first planting in this important project.

Barnaby shows the group how to install the recycled fruit juice cartons as effective biodegradable tree guards.

Barnaby shows the group how to install the recycled fruit juice cartons as effective biodegradable tree guards.

Eight adults and one child managed to plant, water and install tree guards for approx 100 shrubs, trees and grasses in about 1 and 1/2 hours. The planting, which was made easier by having the area cleared and holes pre-drilled, focussed mainly on understory as there are already several large eucalypts in the area adjacent to the bridge.

The group plans to meet on the last Saturday of every month for a while, to carry out weed control around the new plants, and to get a good handle on any regrowth from honeysuckle and blackberry.

NEXT MEETING: Anyone keen to help can join us at 9.30am on Saturday April 25th. (Yes it’s Anzac Day too, a good time to get involved in community projects.)

See you there!
Rose

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