Looking Back on 2013

King Parrot Creek Environment Group Activity Report;

  • Established on 26th October 2012
  • Incorporated 29.11.12
  • Submitted application for Communities for Nature Grant for works along King Parrot Creek (unsuccessful)
  • Fundraising; Catered for 80 people at the opening of Flowerdale Men’s Shed in March 2012.
  • Members attended ‘Grass Roots Governance’ training seminar
  • Applied for Shire Grant to purchase camera or BBQ for the Group – awarded $410
  • Worked towards an M.O.U. with Flowerdale Community House over  spray equipment purchased with 2009 Bushfire Appeal Funds.  – negotiations still in progress
  • Ran a recruitment table at Flowerdale Australia Day 2013 Celebrations
  • Represented at Yea Show 2012 and at Yea Autumn Fest 2013
  • Participated in Night walk and Platypus survey in February 2013 at Coonan’s Reserve
  • Members assisted in a voluntary fencing day at another member’s property in March
  • Donated  200 free seedlings to another Environment Group to sell at Yea Market to raise funds for their group
  • Members attended Waterwatch training day
  • Held a night walk along King Parrot Creek at Flowerdale Community House in June 2013
  • Assisted at a corporate planting day on one of our members properties at the foothills of Yea Spur; 500 seedlings planted
  • Donated 100 seedlings to a Father’s Day school planting at Thomastown
  • Assisted Flowerdale Primary School and Concordia School (Adelaide) to plant 166 seedlings at the Spring Valley Recreation Reserve in Spring Valley Road, Flowerdale. Guards and stakes provided by KPCEG. Article published in Flowerdale Flyer.
  • Assisted Franklyn Scholar Conservation students learning weed management techniques at Spring Valley Recreation  Reserve
  • Assisted  Franklyn Scholar Conservation students to plant 200 seedlings on a Flowerdale property as part of a Landcare Farm Dams project
  • Delegate attended Upper Goulburn Landcare meetings at Yarck and at Merton, and Bendigo Bank Community Grants information evening
  • Endangered species day awareness media article with Leady and Karak  published in Yea Chronicle.
  • Received donations of tree guards and stakes from more than 30 members of the Flowerdale community for revegetation projects by the group.
  • Report Card survey x 2 submitted to  Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority
  • Held a wildflower walk in Spring Valley Road on road embankment and private land
  • Started and maintained a blogsite that has attracted more than 2500 hits in just over 11 months from 38 countries with 46 followers.
  • Initial membership of the group was 11 adults which has now grown to 27 adults and 5 juniors

The new committee  of  the King Parrot Creek Environment Group looks forward to  engaging members and friends in activities that build on the success of our first year in 2014.

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