Woodend Landcare and the local Scouts had a good working bee on Sunday the 23rd of October at the “Scout Billabong” below their hall. Landcare volunteers did a lot of whipper snipping around the edges and between the older plantings. A small group of Scouts, their leaders Jenny and Andrew Johnson together with some parents helped us toplant another 100 Lomandras. Several of the Scouts have now qualified for their Landcare badges.
Our temporarily incapacitated Vice-President, Jo Clancy made a guest appearance at morning tea time. Many thanks to Linda Vale and Marjorie Wilton for a beautiful morning tea and of course thanks to all those who helped out with the cleaning up and planting. The area looks a lot better now.
The eastern third of the billabong is still unplanted as there are still some weeds to be dealt with. Woodend Landcare plan to do a larger planting there next year. The group will also re-visit the site now and then but we hope the Scouts will also do some maintenance there too.