Next working bee - Saturday 14 October.  

Meet at the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club at 9am.  All welcome.

Weather Forecast

Poorneet Tadpole Season [Sep-Oct]

Temperatures are rising but the rain continues. Pied Currawongs call loudly and often.

Flax-lilies are flowering.

The flowering of plants such as Myrnong, (Yam Daisy), indicates the tubers are ready for eating.

Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males have finished displaying.

Days and nights are of equal length.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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FoWH Rifle Range Wetland Project

This project - entitledĀ  "Wetlands Watch Them Grow" - is located on the old rifle range at the end of Reed Crescent in Wonthaggi - see star on image to the right.

  • Project participants included, in aplhabetical order: Bass Coast Shire Council, Cape Paterson Coastal Plains Landcare, Friends of Wonthaggi Heathland & Coastal Reserve, Greening Aust, Parks Victoria and Wonthaggi Seedbank.
  • This project won the 2007 Victorian Coastal Award - Water Quality.
  • Funding for the project came from grants from the Commonwealth Games Tree Planting Scheme and Commonweatlh Water Grants and Envirofund

Led by FoWH, itĀ  commenced in spring 2005, with the aim of the project was to create a wetland on what was once a degraded piece of public land that had been grazed by stock for the last 100 years. Eight community groups have been actively involved in the project, planting 7000 trees and 12 000 wetland plants to date. Once the wetland is operational, the next stage of the project will be to incorporate into the reserve walking tracks, interpretive signage, a bird hide and a car park.

Prior to this project, stock had direct access to the waterway, so terminating grazing had a direct improvement on the site's water quality. Downstream locations are reaping the ecological benefits of this improved water quality.


 

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FoWH Members

Membership is open to those who share our aims.

You can join simply by downloading the Membership Application by clicking here and follow the directions.

FoWHCR is a not-for-profit
incorporated association

 

FoWH Executive

President: Geoff Glare
Treasurer: Gary Martyn
Secretary
: Terri Allen
Assist-Sec
: Anne Looney

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