Rowsley logoExpanding the Biodiversity from Creek to Paddock

 Rowsley Landcare Group is supporting each other to achieve sustainable agriculture and an improved environment.

Located southwest of Bacchus Marsh, the Rowsley Landcare area extends to the Brisbane Ranges National Park to the south and Werribee Gorge State Park to the North, with Glenmore Road running east west through the middle. It includes reaches of the Spring, Whitehorse and Parwan Creeks.

April 2015 newsletter

Also see the Rowsley Landcare Group website for lots of information including weeds, pests and activities.

Rowsley Landcare Group is supporting each other to achieve sustainable agriculture and an improved environment.

The group was successful in attracting a community grant for co-ordination of a Serrated Tussock control project. Last year over 800ha were aerially sprayed, greatly reducing the cost (savings of around 30 - 40%) to individual landowners trying to organise spraying on their own.

We also have some equipment for hire (loan to members) for rabbit baiting, spraying weeds, direct seeding, and planting trees.

 


Group about to plant in the Old Gun Club siteOn 22 June 2014  we held a Community Tree Planting Day on the council reserve at the start of the valley which has some great environmental assets but needs some TLC. The Old Gun Club site is a really interesting council reserve that the Landcare Group adopted to complete a project on rabbit and weed control and to restore the site to its natural state. We hope in the long term that walking trails will be marked out around the site.  There are magnificent views from an escarpment.   Before the BBQ lunch the group got right into the work of planting out the creek flat area.  Thank you everyone.

Keen group planting in the Old Gun Club site