Volunteers' unwavering dedication continues to shine

Published on 23 November 2023

Volunteers planting grasses at Candlebark Walk Reserve

Last month the Friends of FJC Rogers reserve undertook their regular and careful litter collection and monitoring and documenting of the flowering plants in the reserve.

Friends of Bungalook Conservation Reserve focused their recent efforts on removing Gorse, Japanese Honeysuckle, Wonga Vine and Sweet Pittosporum, and collecting litter - in particular hundreds of small plastic discs that look to have been released from a celebration balloon. If released into the environment, balloons filled with plastic are even more hazardous to wildlife than regular balloons. 

Mullum Mullum Creek Bushcare volunteers continued to weed around indigenous plants at Mullum Mullum Reserve and mulch the areas to slow down future weed incursions.

The Friends of Wombolano Reserve continue their regular and thorough weed removal efforts to reduce weed seed and support the health of the reserve. 

Friends of Candlebark Walk Reserve had all hands on deck to mulch a new, soon-to-be-planted area, the Friends of Cheong Park met to carefully maintain previous plantings and give the Park some TLC, and Heathmont Bushcare removed a hefty quantity of environmental weeds from the Station site, including the invasive Neat Feather-moss. 

The Friends of Woodland Park held their first weeding working bee, where volunteers removed woody weeds throughout the reserve such as Desert Ash and Pittosporum, as well as other weeds that were encroaching on recent plantings. 

20 students and six adults from Marlborough Primary School donned their gloves and joined forces at Scott St Heathmont to plant 500 indigenous plants. These new plants will help improve the health and biodiversity of Dandenong Creek. Nearby juvenile black cockatoos observed (and heard!) on the day will also benefit from the additional habitat and food provided by the planted Sheoaks.

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