Friends of Rifle Range Creek Looking for Motivated People to Join in on the Fun
Apr 27, 2017
Climatic conditions this year have already tested the endurance of newly planted trees and grass patches along Rifle Range Creek. Eight out of the eleven trees survived not only the hot dry end to summer, but also the record rainfall and consequential flooding. The Friends of Rifle Range Creek are continuing to see the results of their ongoing efforts including the eradication of leucaena seedlings from herbicides and the prompt trapping of sighted foxes. The group’s work and achievements were acknowledged recently by Bundaberg Regional Council when Deputy Mayor Bill Trevor awarded it with a Certificate of Appreciation.
The Friends of Rifle Range Creek member Adam has also finished his well-researched Report and Restoration Plan for the project. Interested people can obtain a copy of the report by emailing Adam at: abaigrie@LIVE.COM.AU.
The Friends of Rifle Range Creek are also proud to announce that Tina Dotto, of the U3A Birdwatchers group, will be surveying and recording bird sightings along the creek on Monday 8th May 2017. This activity reminds the Friends of Rifle Range Creek that one of the reasons they began this project was to bring back the small birds which had started to disappear from the area. We all trust that the survey will demonstrate an increase in bird numbers returning to Rifle Range Creek.
The Rifle Range Creek fortnightly working-bees will recommence on Sunday the 30th April, at 9:00am, at the rear of 21 Magnolia court. The day will begin with a brief overview of Adam’s report and Heather’s work plan for preparations for planting the Stage 1 area. Everyone is welcome to attend and lend a helping hand. This is an excellent community project… so don’t miss out!