International power Suporting our Community – March. 2011

On Friday 28th January 2011, Boolarra South Landcare Group hosted representatives from International Power, who presented cheques to community groups from Boolarra, Moe South and Yinnar South.

Jean Quick from Jean E Us Wildlife Shelter’ received a generous grant of $10,000 for the wildlife shelter on Darlimurla Road. Since the bushfires 2 years ago, Jean and volunteers have been working hard to restore yards and fencing etc. Jean acknowledged that without all the donations and volunteer help she would have been unable to continue her work helping so many animals recover from injury and loss of maternal care through accidents and in the aftermath of the bushfires.

Boolarra South Landcare Group received a very generous contribution of $20,000 for the development of the Old Mill site. This donation will be used to provide a Gazebo and enable a picnic area to be developed. The improvements to the walking tracks at the Old Mill site have been proceeding steadily and it is now possible to enjoy a circular walk through the forest.  Another track from the cemetery is almost finished and has some very nice rest spots along the way. The materials for these seats were a kind donation from the Mirboo North Men’s Shed. Other tracks are now ready to be graded and topped with crushed rock. A number of townsfolk are already enjoying the new tracks, come and see these for yourself if you have not done so already.

We would also welcome anyone who would like to help with this project. Collecting weeds, especially Ragwort, Blackberries and Thistles, raking out crushed rock, clearing rubbish or planting ferns; there are all sorts of jobs that need doing. If you can spare a few hours contact Mick Schiller on 5169 6425 and he will happily give you a job.

The Landcare Group also have regular working bees, so if you could help phone Linda on 5169 6702 and she will give you information

International Power’s Community Grants presentation
From left – Jean Quick from Jean-E-Us Wildlife Shelter, representatives from Moe South and Yinnar South
CFA, Boolarra South Landcare members Mick Schiller and Linda Minter