Land­care joins Mount Beauty en­try clean-up at open space

Myrtleford Times - - News -

A SE­COND com­mu­nity work­ing bee to de­velop the West Kiewa open space op­po­site Mount Beauty Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre will be held on Satur­day at 10am.

The work­ing bee is the ini­tia­tive of Alpine mayor Ron Janas, an ac­tive mem­ber of Myrtleford Land­care Group, who sug­gested that his group join with the Up­per Kiewa Group to con­tinue clear­ing weeds and es­tab­lish­ing new plants started by the Up­per Kiewa Val­ley Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion and oth­ers in the past few years.

Cr Janas said that Myrtleford Land­care Group had re­cently re­ceived fund­ing for an equip­ment trailer with chain­saws and brush cut­ters and other heavy equip­ment for clear­ing large ar­eas.

“When we ap­plied for the grant we stated that the equip­ment would be avail­able to share with other groups, which is fair enough see­ing the money is de­rived from the pub­lic purse,” he said.

“If our groups work to­gether like this we are bound to get some good out­comes.

“The rea­son that many of us live where we do is be­cause of the nat­u­ral set­ting, and many peo­ple wel­come the op­por­tu­nity to main­tain or en­hance our en­vi­ron­ment.

“It is also a great op­por­tu­nity for our two com­mu­ni­ties to meet up with each other, which does not hap­pen all that of­ten.”

Mem­bers of all in­ter­ested groups are en­cour­aged to come along on Satur­day and bring any tools which may be use­ful.

The work­ing bee will fin­ish with a free sausage siz­zle.

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