Landcare joins Mount Beauty entry clean-up at open space
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.