Feral Cats

Australia is a land of immigrants, and they/we have transformed the continent, for better or for worse. These immigrants include hundreds of plant and animal species that have been introduced, deliberately or otherwise, into our landscape. All of these have resulted in changes to our environment, some relatively benign, some favourable, and unfortunately some with…

Friends of the Upper Morwell River – June 2020

Latrobe City have acted on their commitment to remove the dangerous pines that were leaning over the top of the Morwell River Falls. Due to heavy machinery Frontage Road is very slippery and best avoided. Likewise the left hand track from the concrete picnic table at the main entrance to the Falls Reserve has slippery…

Boolarra South Landcare Group – June 2020

Spring began well with a very productive working bee at Apex Park. We completed some effective weed control and mowing and replaced stakes in our tree planting. Of course landholders are still able to work at home and will have no shortage of tasks to keep them occupied. All our other plans are on hold…

Boolarra South Landcare Group – March 2020

We hav e been trying to control weeds at the Mill Site and keep the tracks clear. It is a good time to tackle blackberries and unless you can physically remove clumps then Grazon or Brush Off is about the only solution. There is good advice available from DELWP and a Blackberry Control Manual was…

Why recycle batteries?

As Christmas is approching and many households will have new gadgets with batteries. Batteries are a risk to human health and the environment if disposed of inappropriately. They also contain valuable metals such as cadmium, zinc, manganese, cobalt and rare earth metals that may be recovered through recycling. Recycle your batteries to: • reduce landfill…

Boolarra South Landcare Group – Dec. 2019

As our last couple of Mill Site working bees have been wash outs there is not much to report. The rain and wind has caused us many closed tracks with fallen trees a big problem. Tony and John have been kept busy clearing them. Two trees fell and damaged the other bridge but fortunately not…

Boolarra South Landcare – Sep. 19

We are get ting used to wet working bees as we have been rained on these last couple of months. Keith put up a nesting box and managed to do some track slashing before we adjourned for lunch. It needs some dry weather so we can thoroughly deal with track maintenance at the Mill Site…

Progress at the mill site – Dec. 2011

The Old Mill Site project is nearing completion.  After 12 months of hard work by Boolarra South Landcare Group we are pleased to have our goal within sight. The Gazebo has already been in use for BBQ’s and on the Open Garden Sunday when its shade was appreciated. The composting toilet is finished apart from…

Boolarra South Landcare Group – Dec. 2011

The Old Mill Site project is nearing completion. After 12 months of hard work by Boolarra South Landcare Group we are pleased to have our goal within sight. The Gazebo has already been in use for BBQ’s and on the Open Garden Sunday when its shade was appreciated. The composting toilet is finished apart from…

Walk on the wild side – with benefits!

Heads up to all the many walkers in Boolarra (and their dogs!)  Have you taken a stroll through all the tracks in the Old Mill Site yet?  If not, do it soon.  The Landcare group have done a magnificent job (and continue to do so) restoring around 5 km of walking tracks which were lost…