Our logo, the
gippsland water dragon.
Taxonomic Name: Physignathus
Our purpose is the
re-establishment of near natural vegetation on the
"thorpes and thwaites" of land available in our local area,
whether it be private or public
land. We use volunteer labour to tackle
erosion control, weed management and revegetation projects.
Swing Bridge Reserve
The group has leased the section
of riverbank flood-plain immediately
above Cowwarr Weir, and given that the name is still on the map
although the brige washed away in 1934, we've appropriated the name.
The Thomson River disgorges and has dumped a massive silt-bed, but
prone to inundation! We have a plan to develop a wetland and have
negotiated lease of the land from Southern Rural Water.
National Tree Day 2012 at the Weir -
Cowwarr Landcare by Megan Hughes
Cowwarr Tree Planting Day Success
the banks on the Thomson River at Cowwarr Weir, over 30 volunteer,
including 10 kids, turned up to plant indiginous species for National
Tree Day 2012 on Sunday 29th July.
The Cowwarr Landcare Group did an excellent job of organising and
promoting the day that included a well deserved lunch for volunteers.
The mix of 1000 plants included 100 trees with the rest being shrubs
that will provide valuable habitat for the resident small birds; King
Parrots, Eastern Rosellas, possums and many othe fauna species that
rely on indigenous plants for food and shelter.
The group hopes that, with time, the plantings will help suppress the
weeds on their site, helping them to regenerate the area back to a
healthy native plant community. Thanks to all the volunteers who came
to help and make it a great morning!
For more information contact Peter
Smart on 51 489322.
Last Updated on: Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:54:03