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Working Bee - 11-Aug-2012

wb7100On another beautiful sunny winter's morning, 14 volunteers gathered to undertake the schedule work of removing trees that had invaded the Foreshore Reserve Heathland opposite Market Place and to do more planting.

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2012-sites250Click on the image to see an enlargementThe sites scheduled are designated Nos. 7 and 10 in this year's program of works and are shown in the image right. 

The work planned and completed on the day involved:

Site 7:  This is the Heathland opposite Market Place which was burnt a few years ago and is now suffering from an invasion of Tea Tree and Coastal Wattle not native to this Heathland. This working bee focussed on the western side of the path as there were few large trees to be removed. Work on the eastern side has been scheduled for Sat 8-Sep-2012, once contractors have removed the large trees.

The work here involved simply pulling out or cutting the invasive plants at their base and then laying them on the ground.  What everyone found to be an absolute was having a closer look at the plants native to the Heathland - being the flowering time, there were a myriad of small species with an amazing diversity - see photos below for some examples.

Site 10: This is the carpark at Second Surf Beach were we had previously had the large Mirror Bush infestations chainsawed and had planted 250 tubestock.  This time we only had 20 extra (more advanced) sedge and Bearded Heath to put in.

We enjoyed our morning tea and then finished about 12:30pm to return to the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club to enjoy the lunch prepared by Irma and Joan.

Thanks to everyone who pitched in to make for an enjoyable morning's volunteering!

The next working bee is scheduled for Sat 8-Sep-2012.

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