August 26, 2012

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South Durham Walking Track, Victoria.

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 Dear Colleen, Just to give you and your readers some background. The walking track at South Durham has been created from a degraded section of crown land along the Yarrawee Creek. It was covered in head high weeds such as gorse and blackberry and riddled with rabbits.  We have worked for years, clearing back the weeds and re-vegetating with local indigenous plants.  It is a new habitat for native wildlife including this small koala.

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Can you see the Koala? You may have to zoom in.

Now much of the over-storey of gums and large wattles has been put in, we will concentrate on putting back understorey  and bushes to protect small birds from predators and grasses for invertebrates  such as butterflies and moths. On Sunday 22nd July, 14 members of Garibaldi Environment Group planted 150 trees near the entrance to the Walking Track. Thank you to supporters of Fifteen Trees. Cheers Jenny Ryle (Leigh Creek Landcare Co-coordinator).

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Some of the members of the Garibaldi Group.
Through the generous support of Bryan McCormick (Finding Futures) 150 trees were planted at South Durham last month. The employment disability centre have made a real contribution to our local native environment and all their cars now have their carbon emissions reduced by the planting of these trees. Thank you Bryan for your leadership in showing how companies can include sustainability as part of their (e) mission statement. Slainte – Colleen[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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