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Updates from Friends of Kalimna Park, Castlemaine

Please join us for the last activity for 2017...

Follow Jeremy! A Social Bushwalk on the New 'Circuit Track'

Sunday 26th November, 1pm - 3pm

latest news:

Bats, Gliders, Birds or Butterflies? Tell us what you're in to!

The Friends are planning their activities for 2018 and we would like to know what our members and supporters are most interested in.

Suggestions so far include fauna surveys, indigenous plant propagation, bush walks, BBQs, a cultural heritage walk and nest box monitoring.

To contribute your feedback and ideas, please take a minute to fill in our very, very short survey at
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z6RYD7Q 

We would love to hear from you!


Upcoming Activities

Follow Jeremy! A social bushwalk on the new 'Circuit Track'.
Where: Meet at the Kalimna Point rotunda.
When: Sunday 26th November  
Time: 1pm - 3pm
What: Committee member Jeremy Holland has been busy scouting out the route for a new walking track and we need your help to test it! The walk will be approximately 4km long and will start and finish at the Kalimna Point rotunda. Once the route for the new track has been finalised the group is hoping to make it an 'official track' that visitors to the park can undertake. We will finish the walk with a cool drink and some baked goods. We will also have a look at what's happening in the bush as we go. This will be the groups last activity for the year.
Bring: A water bottle, enclosed shoes and clothing suitable for the conditions.

 

A Field of St Johns Wort 


St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a rapidly spreading weed in Kalimna Park. 

The Friends were awarded a grant in 2016-2017 by the North Central Catchment Management Authority to treat the area north of the Moonlight Flat walking track using a selective herbicide. The work was done by environmental contractor Bushco, who also treated Spiny Rush (Juncus Acutus), Bridal Creeper (Asparagus asperoides) and Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana).

Weed management is an ongoing task. The last treatment was in Spring 2017 and it looks good, but closer inspection shows that new plants are emerging.

The 'before and after' photos below show Jules' dog Lola, and also how effective the treatment was.

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Kalimna Park
PO Box 464
Castlemaine, Vic 3045
Australia

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