Locals to be given say on biodiversity
UPPER Ovens Valley Landcare Group (UOVLG) is inviting people to head along to a community event in Bright next weekend to give their thoughts on local biodiversity.
In conjunction with North East Catchment Management Authority ( NECMA), the session will take place at popular Ovens River location Jacks Hole, at the end of Tyntynder Lane.
UOVLG president Peter Jacobs said members were keen to hear from the community on what local biodiversity features in the Ovens Valley are important to them, to then assess priorities for future work in the area.
“It’s important to us that our work is targeted to protect and enhance the places that are important to the community,” UOVLG president Peter Jacobs said.
“Landcare has put a lot of volunteer hours into weed management and re-vegetating parts of the Ovens River over the past decade.
“Now we’re deciding where we need to focus future effort and we need input from the community to help us with that.”
As well as having a say on important biodiversity values, people attending will have the opportunity to hear local historian Andrew Swift talk about how historic mining has influenced biodiversity.
Craig Hart will speak on the forces that determine the path of the Ovens River and how this impacts on surrounding vegetation and people can also view NECMA’s recent bank stabilisation work and hear about why the work was necessary.
UOVLG will provide a barbecue lunch for those in attendance on June 16.
If the weather is very wet the event will be held in the Senior Citizens Hall in Bright with any changes to be announcement via the UOVLG Facebook page.
The session will get underway at 11am.
For further information please contact Michelle Kent on 0417 256 728.