Sunday 18 September 2016, 1-3pm (“Christmas Party”)
Planting: Stream bank grassland restoration at the rock wall area east side of the Gooseneck Meander.
Hosted by the FoEC, Planting funded by Melbourne Water Community Grant, Christmas celebrations funded by the FoEC.
Meet at the Gooseneck Meander, access via Danthonia St, North Coburg (Melways Map 18 A9).
This project aims to extend the revegetation of a regionally significant ‘Gooseneck’ meander. Since September 2007, the Friends of Edgars Creek (FoEC) have undertaken works to restore and maintain stream bank shrub land and tussock grassland along the Creek meander. Fast-growing indigenous riparian species have begun to over-shade the stream to reduce eutrophic effects on the water quality, consequentially reducing the impact of aquatic weeds in the stream and improving aquatic habitat. Selection of plant species and locations at this site will be made with consideration of easement restrictions that apply to this area (SPAusNet – overhead high voltage powerlines).
This project proposal is seeking an extension of the re-vegetated and maintained area of Creek line Tussock Grassland (EVC 654) to the currently barren east bank on the south side of the meander. This will help stabilise the Creek bank and extend on our significant previous re-vegetation work. This will improve the longer term maintainability of the site by extending on the fully contained inner bend of the meander with a re-vegetated strip downstream of the Gooseneck, including both the east and west sides of the creek.
|Scientific name||Common name||Sep 2016|
|Acacia acinacae||Gold dust wattle||12|
|Acacia verticillata||Prickly moses||6|
|Acacia paradoxa||Hedge wattle||6|
|Allocasuarina verticillata||Drooping sheoak||6|
|Austrodanthonia caespitosa||Common wallaby-grass||36|
|Bursaria spinosa||Sweet bursaria||3|
|Callistemon sieberi||River bottlebrush||6|
|Dianella longifolia||Pale-anther flax-lily||30|
|Dodonea viscosa||Wedge-leaf hop bush||12|
|Einadia nutans||Nodding saltbush||18|
|Eucalyptus camaldulensis||River red-gum||12|
|Goodenia ovata||Hop goodenia||6|
|Juncus usitatus||Club rush||30|
|Leptospermum lanigerum||Wooly tea-tree||6|
|Lomandra longifolia||Spiny-headed mat-rush||108|
|Melicytus dentatus||Tree violet||3|
|Rhagodia parabolica||Fragrant saltbush||6|
|Rubus parvifolius||Small-leaf Bramble||6|
|Poa labillardieri||Common tussock grass||108|
|Wahlenbergia communis||Tufted bluebell||24|