Parklands Albury Wodonga Rangers are grateful for the opportunity to assist local Landcarers with bushfire recovery plantings along Cudgewa Creek and other fire affected sites in the Upper Murray.
The planting work is a sustained team effort, with landholders, staff and volunteers from multiple organisations contributing their time and energy for everything from revegetation site plans to getting plants in the ground and protecting them. The enthusiasm for revegetation has been such that the available plants have had to be shared around so that everyone gets something planted.
Thanks to Lyn Coulston (Upper Murray Landcare Network) for keeping the plants well-watered, sorting planting lots and liaising with bushfire impacted landholders.
Simon Feillafe (pictured above – Mitta 2 Murray Landcare) has supplied revegetation materials and directions, and kept us entertained.
Landholders have been installing fences and spraying revegetation sites, often working through the weekend in order to have sites stock proof by the time the plants arrive.
Parklands staff have been travelling to the region regularly, thanks to our Recovery Ranger project – funded by the Towong Community Bushfire Disaster Relief Fund Grant Program through Border Trust. Working with the Upper Murray Landcare Network, the team have been tackling tasks such as weed control, fencing, and plantings in both public and private lands.
The Parklands team have felt privileged to work with such dedicated locals in the magnificent High Country, with daily vistas of the beautiful Snowy Mountains. Ranger Sam Hagen has enjoyed connecting with his Duduroa country and sharing stories. A big thank you also to volunteer Harry Hogden who has joined these long road trips as part of his Charles Sturt University studies.