Green Army complete work on Middle Gully Trail and linkages at Tambo Bluff

Tambo Bluff Landcare Coastcare (TBLC) is very pleased to announce completion of works on the Middle Gully Walking Track, a project supported by the Australian Government’s Green Army Programme and sponsored by TBLC.

The Green Army is supporting local environmental and conservation projects in East Gippsland.

With assistance from the Commonwealth Department of the Environment, the Green Army have removed weeds, planted approximately 6500 plants and prepared 700 metres of walking track through the Middle Gully reserve with aims to enhance habitat, water quality and biodiversity, mitigate soil erosion and establish a valuable community asset.

A team of nine enthusiastic young workers and their experienced supervisor Jody Sutherland were engaged for 5 months to undertake the project. TBLC members also provided assistance.

We are indebted to all the Green Army crew, supervisor Jody, graduates Ellen, Jed, Mary, Paul and Tom for their hard work and perseverance. They have cemented their place in Tambo Bluff history.

TBLC members will continue the project to complete the infrastructure works by Jan-Feb 2016 and planting by June 2016.

The Tambo Bluff subdivision includes approximately 40 hectares of public open space comprising freshwater lagoons, Lake King foreshore cliffs and remnant-rainforest gullies.

TBLC welcomes new members and hopes that this new community infrastructure and amenity will be well used and appreciated by the local community and visitors.

The project is also supported by the East Gippsland Landcare Network, East Gippsland Water, Gunaikurnai Land & Waters Aboriginal Corporation and East Gippsland Shire Council.

TBLC gratefully acknowledges Darren Chester MP’s support of Landcare in East Gippsland and his help in support of this project.


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