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NRM North supports Bridport Walking Track maintenance

Posted in Bridport Innovations, Bridport Walking Track, Forest Placescape, Rehabilitation, River-Forest, Sustainability, Working Bee | 1 comment

Bridport Innovations is fortunate to have the support of NRM North in maintaining the Bridport Walking Track. NRM North has generously donated  nearly $6,000. This allows BI contractors, and our enthusiastic volunteers to gradually remove blackberries, buy new plants and revegetate the riparian reserve over the next three years.   We were recently supported by the trainees working on the Bridport Surf Life Saving Club project who donated...

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History-Foreshore Signage Upgrade

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New signs providing continuity with the interpretation signs on the River-Forest Walk have been installed recently.      Funding of $9500.00 in December 2012 with a grant from Tasmanian Community Fund enabled the original 19 signs, many degraded by weather and vandalism, to be replaced with a durable re-cycled product, preserving historical information for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy. QR codes on each sign enable...

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History of the River-Forest Track

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A walk on the “wild” side of Bridport with local bush walking identity Mike Douglas in late 2004 planted the seed of an idea in the minds of three local women.  Why not reclaim this last remaining patch of ancient forest and fragile riverside environment from the ravages of trail bikes, indiscriminate timber cutting as well as dumping of rubbish.  They quickly recognised that this could best be done via the construction of a walking track on...

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Settling Pond

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The settling pond was excavated in 1962 and used in the operation of the fish farm downstream. Aerial view settling pond, 1962  Before the pond was built the water race would  frequently block with gravel and sand.  Fish farm workers had to clean the race daily. With the settling pond as a part of the system, the water was then diverted into the pond from the race, and the gravel or sand would drop down  and ‘settle.’  A screen was...

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Opening of the History-Foreshore

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Environment Minister Praises Bridport Community The Advertiser October 21, 2009 Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Michelle O’Byrne opened Bridport’s foreshore walking track on Saturday. The track has been given a new lease on life with heritage signs and solar lighting. Ms O’Byrne, said the initiative demonstrated the heart behind the Bridport community. “Bridport has much to be proud of, and this latest project is another feather...

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Bridport Walking Track Opened in Style

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THE new Bridport foreshore walk, complete with solar powered lighting, was officially opened on Saturday and a huge crowd took part and witnessed the many events that were part of the celebrations. The opening was the culmination of many months of voluntary effort for the Bridport community, organised under the banner of Bridport Innovations.   A federal government grant of $150,000 was used to purchase overhead solar powered track lighting and...

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