Roadsides Reminder


JOIN US FOR A PLEASANT AND INFORMATIVE MORNING NEXT SUNDAY – The hidden treasures of roadsides, how to discover and protect them. 

We will be gathering at the Muckleford Community Centre at 10 am for morning tea and two brief introductory talks before embarking on a short tour (bus provided) to several interesting local roadside sites.

This is a valuable opportunity to learn about our precious roadsides, their importance for the future of the local environment and learn to identify some of the plants that find refuge there.

In the last few months Mount Alexander Shire has issued a new Roadside Conservation Management Plan. A representative from Council will explain the aims of the plan and how they plan to implement it. They will also explain the rationale behind the changes to some of the Significant Roadside declarations you may have noticed taking place recently.

Ben Goonan who undertook a major biodiversity survey of roadsides in our region for the NCCMA in 2009-11 will talk about the results of his research and the criteria that he used to define high-value roadsides.

Frances Cincotta from Newstead Natives will also join us.

We hope you can join us for this early Spring gathering.

When: Sunday, September 15th, 10am-1pm.

Where: Muckleford Community Centre, Muckleford-Walmer Road (former Methodist Church) between Pyrenees Highway and Castlemaine-Walmer Road.

Ring Paul Hampton at 0408566909 for more information.


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