On Friday 14th June, twenty-four students and two teachers from Melton Secondary College joined PLEG members Irene, Rosemary and Daryl in planting 200 plants in Pinkerton Link.
Creating a Grey Box Grassy Woodland at Pinkerton Link On Friday 1st July, Pinkerton Landcare and Environment Group invited members of the public to join them in creating a Grey Box Grassy Woodland, continuing with the restoration of Pinkerton Link. The Pinkerton Link project began in 2011 and aims to create a Grey Box woodland on this twelve hectare site; creating a wildlife corridor between two existing areas of remnant bushland.
Back in 2010 Greening Australia were commissioned by Western Water and PLEG to produce a Revegetation Management Plan for Pinkerton Link. A major component of this plan was to design and implement a program of grassy understorey restoration at the site.
Star Weekly, January 12, 2016
Working with Western Water, the Pinkerton Landcare and Environment Group (PLEG) in 2011 opened a habitat corridor between Pinkerton Forest and Bush’s Paddock, known as the Pinkerton Link.
Now, the diamond firetail – a finch with a bright red bill and black wings with white spots – will get more of the habitat it needs, thanks to a recent $12,000 ‘threatened special protection initiative’ grant from the state government.
Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group
Friday 22nd May 1-4pm and Saturday 23rd May 9.00 am-12.00 noon.
Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group invite the community to help create a new forest!
This ambitious & innovative project by Western Water & Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group, began in 2011. It aims to create a forest on a once bare twelve hectare paddock between Pinkerton Forest and Bush’s Paddock.
|Australian Magpie||Gymnorhina tibicen||Y|
|Black Kite||Milvus migrans||Y|
|Brown Thornbill||Acanthiza pusilla||Y|
|Golden-headed Cisticola||Cisticola exilis||Y|
|Jacky Winter||Microeca fascinans||Y|
|Little Raven||Corvus mellori||Y|
|White-plumed Honeyeater||Lichenostomus penicillatus||Y|
|Willie Wagtail||Rhipidura leucophrys||Y|
|Yellow-rumped Thornbill||Acanthiza chrysorrhoa||Y|
|Zebra Finch||Taeniopygia guttata||Y|
Observed by K. Maddigan
Creating a forest out of nothing!
In the beginning: there was the Sludge Paddock!
Western Water owns a 692 hectare property at Butlers Rd, Melton South where it operates the Melton Recycled Water Plant (RWP). A large part of the property is currently leased for farming activity using recycled water from the Melton RWP. The majority of the property consists of agricultural pasture but also incorporates wastewater lagoons and infrastructure, agricultural structures and areas of native vegetation such as Pinkerton Forest and the Werribee River. Melton RWP is within the Victorian Volcanic Plains (VVP) bio-region and is found 1 kilometre west of Mt Cottrell.