The Trees for Trout planting event at Kevington will now go ahead on Saturday 20th May. Optional arrival on Friday 19th and optional departure on Sunday 21st.
The plan is to plant 1,500 indigenous shrubs, sedges and grasses to enhance the riparian strips and stabilize the banks along the upper Goulburn.
The event resulted from discussions held by Jim Castles, GBCMA, and Daryl, the owner of the Kevington Hotel.
This is a camping onsite weekend or accommodation in surrounding locations.
There are camping facilities available for those volunteers who attend. Daryl has kindly offered to put on a BBQ night on Saturday, complemented by a couple of bitterly cold pots of his finest craft beer after planting is complete.
There is plenty of room for camping and good fishing to be had pre- and post-planting and social activities. Volunteers have the option of arriving on Friday anytime, or on Saturday morning ready for action by 10.00 am. There is optional departure on Sunday.
The Kevington Hotel accommodation will not be available, so those who don’t wish to camp, will need to locate accommodation at Mansfield or Jamieson.
We are seeking approx. 30 volunteer planters and the good news is that we have augers available to drill the holes.
Daryl has funded the purchase of 1,000 plants and the ATF purchased the additional 500 plants. Jim Castles (GBCMA) has acquired the permits, selected the indigenous plants, and will oversee the the planting works.
What a great partnership, Kevington Hotel, GBCMA & ATF (plus VFA if they provide a volunteer or two).