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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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Track Maintenance River-Forest

Posted in Bridport Walking Track, Forest Placescape, News Media & Events, Rehabilitation, River-Forest, Sustainability, Working Bee | 0 comments

Bridport Innovations, together with Conservation Volunteers Australia, (CVA), are responsible for maintaining the new River- Forest Walking Track for the next five years until 2016.  After that Dorset Council will take responsibility for the track. To ensure that we fulfil our obligations, especially in the areas undergoing regeneration around Torrington House and Ada Street, we have agreed with CVA that they will provide between four and six...

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Black peppermint

Posted in Bridport Walking Track, Forest Placescape, leenerrerter, Plants, River-Forest | 0 comments

Grandfather and grandmother peppermint gum were culturally  significant to the leenerrerter clanspeople both as a ceremonial tree and burial tree, and remain so for their descendants . The leenerrerter people practiced complex forms of reverence  towards the remains of the dead. One practice was to place  the deceased in an upright position in the burnt-out hollows  of the living peppermint gum using lengths of brushwood or  spears. Strips of...

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