CCR Walk and Talk with Karen Retra – under construction

At 10am on 20 October 2020 Karen Retra ran a Walk and Talk in CCR. This is the handout to the participants that Karen helped us prepare. Page 1 contains photos showing what we mostly do, i.e. change weeded areas into a planted and mulched areas. Work with the year 9 Catholic College students and teachers, except this year they have been mostly Covid-19 unavailable. The second page shows our latest project; to use a Council $3000 grant to resurrect the well from the old farm house that used to be on the CCR property.

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We had been working, weeding spreading mulch and wandering about in this area for years. A flood washed away the covering and revealed the well above. It is worth restoring.

Councillors walk through the Reserve

This morning we met Wodonga City Councillors at the Pearce Street Bridge end of the Reserve and walked with them to the Huon Creek foot bridge stopping at 6 stations along the way.  Click the photo below to download the hand-out we gave them with the 6 before and after photos.  Perhaps the highlight of the visit was when Anne Stelling and Kim Radnell set up a camera on a pole and found a pair of Squirrel Gliders in one of our nest boxes.  These creatures are endangered and our nest boxes specifically target them.  They are small and get pushed our of nesting places by the bigger creatures like brush tailed possums.  A Councillor helped me measure the age of one of our old Red Gums at 500 years – give or take 110 years.