A willing landholder wanting to bring back the cool temperate rainforest that once grew on his steep farming country in Glen Forbes, thanks to Karl Russo and the Russo Family.
Funding from the Bass Coast Shire Biolinks project through the Melbourne Water Stream Frontage Partnership.
BCLN’s Nursery Volunteers to collect the seed and grow 25,000 plants in hico tubes from seed and cuttings.
Read on to find the full story with the whole TEN elements it took to get this site planted out....
BCLN’s staff led by Dave Bateman who all chipped in to do a huge amount of planning, organising and supervising.
BCLN’s Works crew to prepare the site, spray spots for planting and assist in getting plants ready and planted on the planting days.
40, 18-35 year old’s from the new Gippsland Intrepid Landcare Group at their own planting day on July 29th, fed by Udder and Hoe, to get around 4200 plants in.
A Green Army team of 10 to help out at all the planting days.
200 year nine students from Wonthaggi Secondary college supported by their Teachers, Parent helpers, Landcare volunteer helpers and Landcare Staff at their own planting day on 3rd of August to get around 16,000 plants in.
600 snags and 300 burgers cooked by members of the Rotary Club of Wonthaggi to keep all those hungry year nines going.
Bass Coast Shire Council Staff and the new Councillors at their own planting day to get a few thousand plants in.
A bit of rain after the planting days to water them all in…Yes this did actually happen after each planting day!
Congratulations and well done to all involved in this MASSIVE undertaking, the biggest planting in Bass Coast for 20 years or so!!!