- Broom and
- River restoration
on the Dasher - read more
GREEN CORPS PROJECTS
re-vegetation, picnic site and walking track development - read
WEED PROJECTS AND MAPPING
along the Dasher, Minnow and Upper Don rivers - read
BROWNS CREEK CLEANUP
One of the
successful restoration projects undertaken by Mount Roland Rivercare.
Read more about the Browns Creek
in Kentish - read more
AWARENESS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Community Awareness Project
panels, brochures, water monitoring equipment, weed calendars, field
days, report and schools excursions, etc.. Read more about this
- A Day In The Life Of A River
Aimed at children
and young people in our river catchment, to inspire and encourage
a deeper look at river care and eco-systems. Read
more about the competition here
RIPARIAN WORK UNDERTAKEN (1999-2007)
km of willows cleared along the rivers equivalent to an area of
7 thoroughly infested hectares.
48 kms of fencing erected. All fencing has a ten-year maintenance
contract with the land manager.
100 hectares along the rivers now protected.
than 28 hectares re-vegetated, using over 23,000 native plants,
and this work continues.
off-stream stock watering troughs supplied to prevent cattle entering
the rivers and in 12 sites where this is impractical, hard areas
have been provided to allow cattle to drink without disturbing
the stream bed.
structures of riffles,
or combinations of all three completed on 23 properties.
placement of large logs (woody
debris) in the rivers has been used to encourage the return
of fish and other native aquatic species, and to prevent erosion.
The logs trap smaller fragments which promote the growth of plants.
Vegetation covers the area surprisingly quickly, leaving an attractive
and stable bank. In most cases, the logs were sourced locally,
and donated as in-kind support.
for the Dole teams have assisted, mainly in fencing, weed control
and revegetation. In less than 18 months, they planted over 11,000
native seedlings along the rivers. Without the contribution made
by the Work for the Dole team, many of the achievements of Mt
Roland Rivercare would not have been possible.