Long-time members of Mt Vincent Landcare, Rob and Mary, are demonstrating people’s participation in local Landcare volunteering does make a difference. The proof in point is an old planting site along Brunkerville Creek. This 1km site was once a well-trodden eroded creek bank but thanks to the revegetation action of the original Mulbring Valley Landcare members over 30 years ago, it is now an important mature riparian corridor.
This year the Stepping Stones (SS) Team partnered with local landcarers, landholders and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA), to conduct large scale weed removal within and around the old planting site. A professional team of CVA bush regenerators conducted an initial sweep in February poisoning blackberry and large camphor laurel trees. Local Landcarers, landholders and SS team members, followed up with a fantastic effort on the 18th of October removing hundreds of lantana and camphor laurel saplings from a 400m stretch along the eastern bank.