The photo shows about half of what we planted last year and we will be back planting in this location in 2018.
We will be planting native trees, shrubs and grasses along the back of the Murray Valley Private Hospital fence with Catholic College year 9 students and teachers, Wodonga Council Staff, Jacob Toyota staff and members of the public. The Wodonga Council will put on a free barbecue at about 12 noon for all involved. Please let Bruce know by Monday 23 July if you plan to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org or 0478397254.
Some of our plants have been dug up and it should be pointed out that it is illegal to dig for bardie grubs in Wodonga because, under a local law, it is an offence to interfere with council assets. These assets include vegetation, such as council trees, plants and shrubs. Click the photo below for more information.
Prime7 News Albury produced a great item on this issue. It is on their Facebook site. Click here to go there and play the video.
Anne Stelling, the Facilitator of Wodonga Landcare, organized Shane Vanderwerf, from Parklands Albury Wodonga to help us inspect our nest boxes recently. It was a very exciting morning, particularly when we actually found some Squirrel Gliders in one of our boxes. I asked Shane if there was any difference between Squirrel Gliders and Sugar Gliders. He said Sugar Gliders are smaller and generally live further north from Wodonga. The focus of the Nest Boxes in Clyde Cameron Reserve is Squirrel Gliders because they are rare in our area and need help providing spaces to live.
The Border Mail also attended and produced this report which is much better than I could do. Click on the photo below to visit their site.
From 11am to 1pm Thursday 27 July we will be planting trees, shrubs and grasses in Clyde Cameron Reserve at the back of the Murray Valley Hospital. We expect 20 Catholic College Students and two teachers, two staff from Jacob Toyota, Council Staff and other interested locals to help us. Click on the image below to generate a flyer for the event.
We met at the Willow Park skate park with Catholic College students and teacher, Landcare volunteers from Clyde Cameron Reserve Group and Friends of Willow Park and two staff members from Jacob Toyota.
Ross Sceriha spoke about the work done by the groups and the valued input from the students over the years. He explained why we do this work and the benefits to the community. He invited the students to monitor the development of the parks in future years.
We cleaned up the area around the skate park and barbecue area.
The President of the Clyde Cameron Reserve Group Mr John Broadfoot was interviewed by the Albury Wodonga News Weekly and this article 25 News Weekly was the result.
We then proceeded across Pearce Street into the Clyde Cameron Reserve continuing to clean up parallel to the creek, but not in the creek, and throughout the Reserve.
The girls were all treated with drinks and everyone enjoyed the morning tea supplied by Toyota reps, Rebecca Spiers and Tanya Davies.
John Broadfoot thanked all participants for their efforts and the Border Mail published the article above on 15 March.