2planting in pinklink 28aug2022 DSC00097 closeup smlGreater Western Water (GWW) and Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group (PLEG) invited the public to join them on Sunday 28th August for a large scale tree planting day at Pinkerton Link.  

This is located at GWW’s water treatment plant at Surbiton Park. A total of 28 people took up the invitation to plant trees, ranging from people from Bacchus Marsh, Melton and other places. We planted a total of 460 Grey Box trees!  

morning tea pinkerton shed 4march2020 PLEG: Diary for 2022

Monitoring for weeds and weed control in Pinkerton Forest and Pinkerton Link
Planting of indigenous species
Quarterly Bird Survey
Access to Pinkerton Escarpment and Pinkerton Flat along the Werribee River currently difficult due to Greater Western Water major infrastructure works.
Seed harvesting and propagating


Restoration of Thistle-Gone Flat



Work started in early 2006 and some photos taken in June are presented here.  Major changes have already been made since the start of the project.

Left: Thistle-Gone Flat prior to restoration work (2005)
Photo by Lyn Holdsworth.

Some of the area to be recovered.  Work is already progressing on the removal of Boxthorn and other environmental weeds.

Indeed a longer term project for the group - but one that must be done for future generations.

Contractors at work removing Boxthorn above Thistle-Gone Flat. Streambank shubland - Wattles and Red Gums.
Mowbray College students planting Poa grasses within the rabbit proof enclosure.

Photo by Western Water


Western Water Media Release - 11 January 2007.

Photographs by  Sonja Ross.

Pinkerton Forest, a rare woodland reserve in Melton Shire, has a new resident – a baby wedge-tailed eagle.

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 Click here to read about PLEG's activities for 2018

Weeding at Pinkerton Link: Sunday 14th January 2018

Weeding in Pinkerton Forest: 16th January



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Download this file (PLEG-activities-2018.pdf)Diary for 2018

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