Green Corps Project (2008)

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PICNIC SITE AND WALKING TRACK

The Green Corps team refurbished a picnic site on the banks of the Minnow river at Paradise. Tables and gravel were donated by Forestry Tasmania, cement was donated by Cement Australia and the labour was supplied by the Green Corps team. The team cleared a short loop track from the picnic site, through the bush and across an inlet to the river, creating a footbridge to facilitate access. Also installed on the site was a hitching rail for the benefit of riders, as the site is on the route of the TasmanianTrail.

 

Download a plan of the project site here (1.74MB)

WEEDING, FENCING and RE-VEGETATION

The Green Corps team undertook a number of weeding, fencing and re-vegetation projects in the catchment. These included tackling Spanish Heath at Gowrie Park and clean up work on Gorse after a mechanical 'muncher' had done the bulk of the work. The team installed approximately 500m of fencing at O'Neills Creek and planted native trees in the riparian zones. There were many more such projects, assisting landowners with fencing and re-vegetation projects in the catchments.

SURVEY WORK

Part of the team's work also included survey work in the catchment. The team learned about water monitoring and tested samples at each of the sites that they were working, to contribute to MRRCI's own water data. Other information that they recorded was about the weeds in the catchment and noted any rare flora or fauna. This was all part of the educational componenet of the 6 month project which complemented the on ground activities.

THE GREEN CORPS TEAM

 
Cait Clark, Matthew Tulloch, Jacinta Seaborne, Laura Whittlesea, Chere Chant, Ashley Marshall, Michael Vassallo, Oliver Plapp, Daniel Johnstone and Team Leader Andreas Toldi