Thanks to Anne Stelling, Facilitator of the Wodonga Urban Landcare Network, for supporting our DELP submission for funding from NECMA for this work.
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To see a summary of our work on Thursday 30 Nov 2017, click on the photo below.
Clyde Cameron Reserve Group – Tree Day 27 July 2017
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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.
Welcome to the Clyde Cameron Reserve Group a part of the Wodonga Landcare Network.
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.
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.
Clyde Cameron Reserve is a park in Wodonga, Victoria, maintained by the Wodonga Council. Clyde Cameron Reserve Group is a small Landcare group of local residents who volunteer to help with the development and maintenance of the Reserve.
Our Tree Day for 2016 was planned for Monday 25 July. We had to postpone the event because this is what the Reserve looked like a few days before.
NEW DATE FOR OUR TREE DAY: 15 AUGUST 2016
The event was postponed to 11am – 1pm Monday 15 August 2016. We have registered the event with Planet Ark and Jacob Toyota is supporting us again with two staff members to work with us, some supplies and a donation for our continuing work. The Wodonga Council will supply some staff this year, two of whom will provide and cook a barbecue for about 40 workers. The Wodonga Catholic College will supply 20 year nine workers and the Green Army will be in the Reserve that day too. The Wodonga Urban Landcare Network and Parklands Albury Wodonga have provided about 1000 plants via a submission to the Victorian Government.
We decided to plant in the area of the Reserve near the Pearce Street Bridge. Monday 15 August was a beautiful sunny Wodonga Winter day.
The night before we used Garry Knight’s Tube Prod to loosen the plants. There are a couple of things wrong with this photo. There and no plants in the tube tray and it is best to put the Tube Prod on something and find a suitable height seat, to protect your back.
We laid out the plants tree guards and stakes.
We laid these out in about 6 different areas.
At 11am the students arrived, chose their tools,
and worked in pairs.
This is the heart of the action.
Jacob Toyota supplied morning tea, tree guards, shirts and two staff to work with us on the day and a donation to help with our ongoing work.
Wodonga Council provided their trailer full of tools, barbecue and two staff to cook it.
At 12:15pm the barbecue was ready and the cook commented that he did not realize year 9 students ate so much!
The Green Army also worked with us on the day and enjoyed the barbecue.
Our sign needs the addition of “Thanks Wodonga Council” too.
The following photos are of the results of the day. About 440 plants in the ground ready for a light refreshing shower of rain on Wednesday morning.
Thanks to our Clyde Cameron Reserve Group members, Wodonga Catholic College year 9 students and teacher, Wodonga Council, the Green Army, Parklands Albury Wodonga and Wodonga Urban Landcare Network.