Working Bee 12-May-2012

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On a cold and windy Saturday 12-May-2012, 20 community volunteers gathered to do some serious work on both our 2012 projects:

– continuing the restoration of the Foreshore Reserve; and,

– working to continue containing the sea spurge invading our beaches.

2012 Environment Restoration SitesThe Environmental Restoration effort focussed on planting out Sites 3 and 4, as identified on the image right – click on the image to see a larger version.

Site 3 – Lookout above WLSC

Site 3 is where a new lookout has been installed by Council, well it was supposed to happened in 2009 … but things take time.  While the site was clear, it did have some weeds which were sprayed a few days before we planted.

We planted some 400 plants here, about half what we intended, because of a mix-up in the plant types required.  So, we had to settle on just outlining the reveg areas.

You can see the result in the Before and After photos below.  We will secure about another 200 correct plant species and go back another day to infill plant the area.

 Site 4 – Car-park above WLSC

As this carpark was fringed with both Pittosporum and Mirror bush, we had contracted wth some professionals to get rid of these woody weeds.  This had then been followed by other contractors spraying the remaining weeds around the car-park. 

So our work involved planting native species on the western edge of the car park.  We put in some 250 plants but still need to plant about another 400, so this work we will scheduled into a future working bee.

You can see the before/after photos below, but they don’t really do the work justice as most of the plants went into the bank and gully behind the first line of trees.

Site 4 “Before”

Site 4 “After”

Cleared and planted gully on western edge of Site 4