A green and busy Nardoo Hills weekend

Published 25 Aug 2016 
about  Nardoo Hills Reserves  
Cactus management in action.<br/> Cactus management in action.
An exclusion plot.<br/> An exclusion plot.
Preparing for a day of weed management.<br/> Preparing for a day of weed management.
Ready for planting.<br/> Ready for planting.
The now green Nardoo Hills.<br/> The now green Nardoo Hills.

For most of Victoria, rainfall in 2015 was below or very much below average and our Nardoo Hills Reserve and the Wedderburn region were no exception. In 2016 the rains have been a little more forthcoming giving us an opportunity to get saplings into the softer grounds.

Last weekend was a hive of activity on Nardoo Hills Reserve commencing on Thursday with a group of LaTrobe University Environmental Politics students working to erect a grazing exclusion plot.

On Friday they were joined by a wonderful group of Flight Centre Staff Members who battled some seriously challenging wet weather conditions to erect a second exclusion plot to be planted out with Buloke and the locally rare Sugarwood, as well as putting a good 500 Eucalyptus saplings into the ground in the wider revegetation zone, including some 150 threatened Eucalyptus Froggattii (Kamarooka Mallee).

Saturday saw the arrival of our Bush Heritage Volunteers who worked at the main reserve planting out exclusion plots with Buloke, Sheoak and Sugarwood and on Sunday they spent the day on weed management and combing a remote section of the reserve for cactus.

Victorian Reserve Manager Jeroen van Veen advised ‘all of the teams were magnificent and enthusiastic in their support and they all went home very satisfied after a productive weekend’.

Bush Heritage Australia offer volunteer working bee weekends each month from May through to October offering our volunteers a wonderful way to support conservation in Victoria.

An exclusion plot.<br/> An exclusion plot.
Preparing for a day of weed management.<br/> Preparing for a day of weed management.
Ready for planting.<br/> Ready for planting.
The now green Nardoo Hills.<br/> The now green Nardoo Hills.