Well, we have put another planting season behind us! Go FoEC!
Today we are hosted our annual “Christmas in September” with a planting and follow-up celebration of another great years work (though I hasten to add that we still have two maintenance activities scheduled for 2017).
This event was hosted by the FoEC, planting funded by Melbourne Water Community Grant and Christmas celebrations funded by the FoEC.
A big thank you to The Elizabeth Cafe (Coburg North) who kindly donated the delicious food. Thank you Hannah!
Be sure to visit The Elizabeth Cafe for great coffee and food – 130 Elizabeth Street, Coburg North.
We planted 800 plants!
We planted 800 plants at the stream bank grassland restoration site around the remnant red gum at the Silurian cliff site.
We have some patches of boggy area that we planted very thick with Juncus (a rush, we plant it “rice paddy style” in some boggy patches).
Thank you to the volunteers
A huge thanks to everyone who has helped in any way throughout 2017. It’s great see so many new faces too and a special thank you to the 1st Epping Scout Group who joined us today (and on previous occasions) as they work towards gaining their Environment Badge.
David Pavone (President) thanked all the volunteers who make Friends of Edgars Creek so successful. David also reminded us that this year we have planted 6,000+ plants. A great effort!
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|