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Vision for Werribee Plains 2009 Round 1 Grant

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In Round 1 funding of the Vision for Werribee Plains FMBG received a grant of $20,900 (inc GST) for the restoration of Ryans Creek within the Melton Botanic Garden. 

Project Milestones
1. 30 April 2009
Sign-off of Funding Agreement. Project Control Group (PCG) has met once. Newsletter published.  
 
2. 30 September 2009
Preparation spraying, brushcutting. Mulching/Jute matting. Newsletter published
3. 30 November 2009
Planting completed, PCG meet. Project posted on internet site. Stall at Djerriwarrh Festival. 2 local press articles
 
4. 30 April 2010
Spot spraying/hand weeding maintenance. Watering maintained through summer.
Inspection and Council sign-off that work completed satifactorily.
Failed plants.replaced. PCG meet.
5. 31 July 2010
Final report showing completion of all facets of the project. .
Final PCG meeting
Internet site updated to time of completion.
2-page evaluation of evaluation of project completed, with emphasis on community capcity building.

FMBG plants are ordered from Greybox & Grassland Indigeneous Nursery (Newport Lakes) and Western Plains Flora (Wildwood). These are the only nursuries in the region able to supply plants from seed sources from or close to Melton. This is to ensure we have indigenous plants approrpiate for area. Ryans Creek is a Volcanic Grassy Creekline EVC.

On Thursday 9th July we had our first Project Control Group meeting with Max Coster, Manager and Vivian Amenta, Project Officer Vision for Werribee Plains, Department of Sustainability and Environment, and Rodney Thomas, MSC.  Also attending was Sam Bayley, Catchment Co-ordinator from Melbourne Water and Sasha Roos of the Waterwatch team.  They were able to view the plantings we have undertaken with the Melbourne Water grant we received earlier this year. 

FMBG members and volunteers commenced planting in August 2009.

Below is a list of plants that have been planted in the rehabilitation area of Ryans Creek in 2009.

Species Planted

Number

Austro danthonia linkii

600

Calocephalus citreus

500

Carex appressa

120

Carex tereticaulis

1,800

Chrysocephalum apiculatum

500

Danthonia setacea

1,000

Dichanthium sericeum

200

Einadia nutans

280

Eutaxia diffusa

100

Helichrysum rutidoleps

162

Indigofera australis

100

Isolepis nodosa

320

Juncus flavidus

100

Juncus radula

1,000

Linum marginale

36

Poa llabillardieri

540

Total Planted

7,358

Information about the Vision for Werribee Plains can be found at the Our Future Our water website.

This project was successfully completed on 31st July 2010 with thanks to everyone involved - FMBG volunteers, Challis Environmentals, Max Coster (DSE), Vivien Amenta (DSE), Brett Whitfield (DSE), Rodney Thomas (MSC), Brett Luxford (MSC) and Tony Herwerth (MSC.

 

 

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