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Updates from Friends of Kalimna Park, Castlemaine

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Friends Committee Update

The Friends were thrilled to welcome three new committee members at our recent AGM.

Thank you to Sarah Newsam, Lyndell Green and Judy Cordwell for putting their hands up. 

The executive has also changed slightly with the positions now being held as follows:
President: Geoff Hannon
Treasuer: Step Forbes
Vice-president: Sasha Shtargot
Secretary: Max Schlachter

Jeremy Holland remains an ordinary committee member and Jules Walsh has left the committee to pursue other projects.

At this stage the committee is not planning to meet regularly or have many events, but we hope that as new people come along some momentum will build again.

Butterfly Monitoring This Summer

As a result of the very successful Eltham Copper Butterfly monitoring workshop that was put on by Connecting Country after our AGM, local ecologists Elaine Bayes and Karl Just have organised two butterfly count activities for people to go and look for Eltham Copper Butterflies in Kalimna Park this summer.

The dates for these are:
- Saturday 12 January, 2019, between 1pm and 3 pm 
- Saturday 16 February 2019, between 1pm and 3 pm 

We will send out more information when it is available.

The purpose of these events is to find out where the ECB's are living in the park this year and ensure that their habitat is protected. 

Kalimna Park is a stronghold for this nationally endangered species.
Single-stemmed trees are few and far between in Kalimna Park thanks to historical clearing. This one, on a ridge behind the high school, has plenty of character.

16 Places to Pause on the Kalimna Circuit Track

If you've been walking around the Kalimna Circuit Track this week you may have noticed some new posts in the ground with numbers on them - or possibly even some people in high-vis vests digging holes in the side of the track.

The posts are part of a project to rejuvenate the 'Kalimna Circuit Track' which was laid out by local naturalist Ern Perkins in. Ern also wrote a brochure to accompany the walk with information on the natural history of the park.

The Friends of Kalimna have been working with members of the Castlemaine Field Naturalist Club and the Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests to update the brochure and put the aforementoned markers alongside the track. The markers were put in by a team from Conservation Volunteers Australia (photo below), whom the Friends engaged to do the work.

A grand re-opening of the walk and launch of the new brochure will take place some time next year.

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