Revegetation along the banks of the Campaspe River through parts of Kyneton will be enhanced by volunteers this Sunday, October 6.
The Campaspe River working group, and any other interested people who would like to be involved, will partner with the North Central Catchment Management Authority and Landcare to continue their riparian rehabilitation works along the river.
The planting will be a follow-on from recent weed control. Areas along the river have been colonised by invasive species including crack willow, gorse, blackberry and broom. They prevent local indigenous species from regenerating along the river and so are continually being removed.
The revegetation day this Sunday will run from 10am-noon alongside the river adjacent to the Pig Pens in the Kyneton Botanic gardens. The Campaspe River working group will even provide morning tea for all planters!
“Revegetation works will help ensure sustainable conservation outcomes for our local river which is Kyneton’s component of a healthy Murray Darling river system and will also complement the North Central CMA’s Caring for the Campaspe program,” said member of the river working group, Don Smith.
Many of the plants to be planted on Sunday will be swamp sedges and tussock grasses. These plants grow low in the environment so will not block views of or access to the river itself. There will also be a handful of shrubs along the riverside and a few trees on the upper slopes.
All plants are sourced from local seed provenances as these plants are used to the local climate and geology, Don said. Everyone is welcome to attend the river bank planting day along the Campaspe River. You can stroll along the river walk or drive into the area and park near the Pig Pens. You’ll see the planting area from there.
Everyone is welcome to attend the river bank planting day along the Campaspe River at Kyneton this Sunday.
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