Twilight Working Bee: Friday 29 January, 5pm

Join us for our first working bee for 2016 – in the twilight! If you can spare a few hours, we’d welcome some help to maintain our spring plantings along the Five Mile Creek next to the Woodend Children’s Park.

The Woodend Girl Guides had a ball planting along the creek in Spetpember last year. Please come along and help us make the plants look there very best!

The Woodend Girl Guides had a ball planting along the creek in September last year. Please come along and help us make the plantings look their very best!

  • When: Friday, 29 January 2016
  • Time: 5pm onwards
  • Where: Along Five Mile Creek at the Woodend Children’s Park. Parking at Campaspe Park opposite the Woodend Primary School.
  • Bring: Secateurs, gloves, whipper snippers.
  • Light supper provided.

Tasks include maintenance of our Spring plantings at the Children’s Park (such as watering, weeding, plant guards, whipper snipping) and plant guard removal at the Wood St drain – there will be something for everyone.

For catering purposes, please RSVP to Krista on 5427 2140 or woodendlandcare@gmail.com

And, while you have your diaries out, our 2016 calendar is now up to date click here to view.

Please note this event will be cancelled if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban.

Working Bee Sunday 25 October 9am

reveg_crowd copyOur working bees are an essential part of the work we do and, as we often say, may hands make light work. If you’ve not been before give it a go! Our ‘bees’ are fun and we have a great morning tea.

This time we’ll be planting 90 plants in amongst a previous planting, doing some brush cutting of long grass and watering a previous planting near the weir so, there’s a range of tasks to suit everyone.

When: Sunday 25 October 9am to midday
Where: Tennyson Street willow site
Parking: Parking is at the south end of Tennyson St or next to the walking track in Five Mile Creek Reserve.
What to bring: Please wear boots, gloves, a hat, and sun protection and BYO water bottle. The tool trailer will be on site and morning tea is provided.

This working bee will conclude our Spring plantings so don’t miss the chance to contribute to help restore this degraded section of the creek to an indigenous state.

If you’ve any questions please email woodendlandcare@gmail.com or call David on 5427 4117

Sunday 27 September 9am Planting working bee

Thank you to everyone who helped plant at the Woodend Children’s Park on Saturday 12 September. With over 30 people helping out we managed to get all 1,800 plants planted in just five hours – must have been Susan and Chris’ awesome morning tea that kept everyone going!

Time now for another working bee. On Sunday 27 September we’re meeting near the weir off Tennyson Street at 9am and topping up the Trees for Mum 2013 planting and then heading to Buffalo Stadium to top up the 2014 Trees for Mum site.

There are only about 30 plants to plants… but many hands make light work and there is bound to be some weeding to do too.

All plants and equipment provided. Please wear gloves, boots and sun protection.

Hope to see you there.

For more info contact David Gossip on 5427 4117 or email us

 

Spring planting Saturday 12 September

Saturday 12 September
 Spring Planting event

We’d love some help at our Spring planting event on Saturday.

We’ll be at the Woodend Children’s Park in Nicholson Street (behind Mitre 10) from 9am.

We'll be planting into this weed mat so the little plants get the best start in life.

We’ll be planting into this weed mat so the little plants get the best start in life.

Bring a friend or three, we’ve got 1,800 plants to plant! Morning tea provided to keep you going. Please wear gum boots and gloves.

This is what 1,800 plants looks like

This is what 1,800 plants looks like

For more information contact:

Kate Daniel (President of Woodend Landcare) Phone 5427 2321

Email woodendlandcare@gmail.com
Download poster here

What’s on for Landcare week 5-12 September

landcare_weekSaturday 5 September
From 9am FREE black gum give away at the Woodend Farmers’ Market and at 11am Native plant presentation at Woodend Library, corner of Forest and High Streets.
Saturday 12 September


From 9am Community planting at Woodend Children’s Park – all help welcome.

Please wear sturdy boots and gloves. Bring a friend or three.  Morning tea provided.
All week – Landcare display at Woodend Library.
For more information or to join contact:
Kate Daniel (President of Woodend Landcare) Phone 5427 2321
Email woodendlandcare@gmail.com
Download poster here