Planned activities: This month we will identify some of our lovely spring wildflowers. We'll walk along the river track looking at what is flowering and checking on plantings along there, and then walk back along Barney's Gully removing guards and checking our previous plantings.
Please wear suitable clothes and sturdy footwear, a sense of humour, and bring water.
Last month: For our July activity we did more work on a badly eroded gully we've been working on. We know we won't get instant results, and anything we do is part of a longer process, but we can really see the difference we've made in slowing or stopping erosion in other places. We can see that banks have stabilised, plantings are getting well established, and we're capturing sediments and slowing the runoff of water so plants in the surrounding area can use the water before it drains away.
We were a bit sad to discover some damage to the area. We know it's hard for local kids to find somewhere they can play and ride, so we hope they find somewhere else that is suitable and don't cause any more damage. We repaired what we could and got on with fixing in the new bales of straw the rangers bought us.
For more information about the POSM group, see the Parkcarers of Southern Murrumbidgee page.
Hope to see you all on the 24th August.
Future activities are planned for the following dates in 2013:
September 21, October 19, November 23, December 14.