Please note on your calendar the upcoming busy-bee:
Saturday 25th June (9am – 12 noon) – planting on Lake Bungana foreshore (just alongside the tall Gazebo – near the golf-course car park)
- Site preparation, including removal of matted tree roots from shallows (to allow planting of sedges), removal of invasive non-native trees and soil preparation is currently being undertaken by the City of Bayswater.
- Over 3,700 native plants, have been purchased for this project, with a $30k State Government grant to the Friends of Maylands lakes.
- Wear enclosed footwear, gardening gloves, a hat and sunscreen
- Bring a small garden trowel
Council will provide gloves and trowels if you don’t have your own.
Council’s crew will likely pre-drill holes, which will make planting of seedlings easier and quicker.
Refreshments (water, coffee, tea and biscuits) will be provided – however if you can bring a plate to share it would be greatly appreciated.
Looking forward to your support and to catching up again.
To date we have held 5 busy-bees, which were essentially planting days. Two of these were on the South side of the Brickworks Lake. Another two involved clearing of the Casuarina trees and planting native flora on the foreshore of Lake Brearley, adjacent to the Gazebo (Hinkler Loop). The other was the replacement of exotic vegetation clogging up the two drainage streams flowing into the Brickworks Lake, with native plants.
These projects have a positive impact on the quality of water flowing and/or seeping into the lakes. They also provide improved habitat for native fauna, such as long-neck turtles, birds and frogs.