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Field Naturalist Past Activities

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The North East Field Naturalist Club welcomes newcomers interested in the environment. Outings are held once a month. Contact person: Louise Brookerbrooker@vision.net.au or 63 560 381 Here are some recent examples of Field Nats events . For more information visit the club’s website  BUSH FOOD DAY  –  LITTLE MUSSELROE BAY – Hosted by Dee Mills We will walk a little and see what is possible to gather at this time of year as well...

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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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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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River-Forest Track

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The River-Forest Track can begin either at the road bridge on Main Street near the entrance to the town or at the corner of Maxwell Street and Sandy Point Road.  A third shorter segment can be taken in either direction at the Elizabeth Street entry point.   This area is now a river or riparian reserve.  In Tasmania, these reserves were created to provide public access to water courses and protect native flora. The River-Forest Track was...

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