Stawell Urban Landcare Group joins celebrations

Stawell Urban Landcare Group members, Ian Nicholson and Veronica Monaghan, prepare items for the group’s display at Shop 108 Main Street next Friday.

Stawell Urban Landcare Group members, Ian Nicholson and Veronica Monaghan, prepare items for the group’s display at Shop 108 Main Street next Friday.

Stawell Urban Landcare Group will be setting up a display in Main Street to coincide with the Landcare Week celebrations.

The display will be set up at shop 108 in Main Street, Stawell between 9.30am and 2pm on Friday, September 5. Anyone who stops by Shop 108 will be given the opportunity to view displays and obtain information about the Stawell Urban Landcare Group.

The aim of the display is to raise awareness of landcare and to promote and celebrate some of the Stawell Urban Landcare Group achievements.

Past and ongoing projects of Stawell Urban Landcare Group include:

The Very Pleasant Creek Walk from Federation Park to Stawell Racecourse, which changed a weed infested area to a walking track complete with bridges, seating and signage highlighting local flora and fauna.

Moonlight Sands has been transformed to a park with revegetation, a walking track, seating and signage denoting historical information.

Nesting Boxes were installed in the Box/Ironbark forests at Deep Lead to create habitat for threatened and endangered species and will be continually monitored.

Big Hill Blitz which is a long term project to control weed infestations on Big Hill.

Ironbarks Walks are held annually to educate local primary school children and raise awareness of the local forests.

Open Kitchen Garden Day is another annual event organised to inspire locals to create food producing home gardens and involves a range of workshops and productive gardens on display.

Clean Up Australia Day and Adopt A Roadside are supported by Stawell Urban Landcare Group hosting sites with volunteers cleaning up litter.

The Stawell Urban Landcare Group meets monthly, has regular working bees and is very welcoming to new members. If you would like to find out more information, call in at Shop 108 Main Street on Friday, September 5 between 9.30am and 2pm or contact the group on 0458 732 636.

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