Planting Festival revitalises creek

Colac district community members can join Land and Water Resources Otway Catchment group members Neil Longmore, Andrew Wright and Malcolm Gardiner planting more than 30,000 plants

A Colac district Landcare group is calling on the community to help plant thousands of plants to enrich ecosystems and habitats along Gellibrand’s Charleys Creek at a Planting Festival.

Land and Water Resources Otway Catchment group member Andrew McLennan said LAWROC had partnered with landholder Jock Richmond and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority to host a restoration project which spans about a kilometre along Charleys Creek.

Mr McLennan said he hoped LAWROC’s community Planting Festival event would draw crowds of people to help plant more than 30,000 species of shrubs, grasses and trees at Gellibrand.

The restoration project aims to use former grazing land to provide habitats for koalas and improve river health for fish and platypuses.

“Its’ going to be over a weekend so we’re hoping it will be a bit of a festival and people will come,” Me McLennan said of the Planting Festival.

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