VIC | Mapping Willow Trees

7:45 am - 12:00 pm 25/11/2017 - 26/11/2017 Macalister Gorge Scenic Reserve, Glenmaggie, Victoria


We are excited to announce our SECOND event that we have been tirelessly planning!

We will be kayaking throughout the Macalister Gorge Natural Features and Scenic Reserve near Glenfollch mapping willow trees for the West Gippsland CMA. Willows are a massive weed in the headwaters of our catchment.They affect water quality, their roots clog smaller waterways, they drop vast amounts of leaf matter as they’re deciduous and they use a lot of water. They easily break off and seed all the way downstream, so we need to get the top of the rivers cleaned up!

The following is a rough run though of the event:

Saturday the 25th November:
7:45am – meet at Heyfield Wetlands.
8am or so – Drive up to Basin Flat
Arrive around 8:30am-8:45am
Matt Bowler’s Presentation/Intent of how to do the project 9am
Kayak instructions 9:45am
Start Kayaking 10am approx finish 4:30pm (this is allowing both extra time and lunch)
Group dinner at 6pm (most likely something we can make as a group)

Sunday the 26th November:
Bush walking opportunity??

We stress that there are ONLY 25 spots available so it is first in, best dressed!!

*If you want to come you need to be a member of Gippsland Intrepid Landcare. You can do this by filling out our application form here.

Send us an email confirmation that you are attending at

Cost is $30, just to cover food and accommodation for the night.There will be more details released closer to the date in terms of accommodation etc.

We are really excited to hold this next event and it will be a lot of fun!! So get keen!!

RSVP to reserve your place:


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