Crossing the Creek
Since the units have been built on Barwarre Rd, the residents of Geelong Grove Retirement Village have been 'marooned' from easily accessing Belmont and many people daily are 'walking the pipe' to get across the creek to Bailey Street and on to the walking track. Now that clearing and revegetation have begun in earnest in that area, surely it is time for a proper crossing to be built for the use of everyone? Lindsay Dixon, a local resident and member of Grovedale Rotary, is starting a campaign to get things happening. If you can show your support in any way, please contact him on 5243 4527
A Staggering 17000
That's how many trees, shrubs and grasses have been planted this year alone, by residents' groups led by Nancy and Fiona, Belmont and Geelong Rotary Clubs, Grovedale Lions, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Grovedale Scouts and school children from:
However to all of you who planted, don't forget to nurture these plants especially in their first year. Keep the guards around them for protection, remove the weeds from inside the plastic, and if possible, help to water them over the few months of summer in January and February. This way you will see them grow at a fantastic rate and be really proud that you were the one to plant them in the first place.
The 600 litre water tank will be available to anyone who has a tow bar on their car.
End of Year BBQ
Sunday December 5th
Next to playground off Torquay RoadThis will include a guide on seed collecting and frog identificaton. It will be held in the same spot as last year, under the trees next to the playground off Torquay Rd and all food and drinks will be supplied. You need only bring a chair. Come along and meet others who also care enough about their environment to do something about it. Phone Jackie if you would like more details or just show up on the day.
Seed Collecting and Propagation
December marks the start of seed collecting in this area.
If propagating is more your style you can start going to the air-conditioned comfort of the Community Nursery in early December, on a Wednesday between 2 and 4 p.m. where Tim or Gillian will instruct you on what to do.
This year the Friends and Belmont Rotarians propagated 14000 plants.
Thanks for the response to the last newsletter for volunteers for water testing and bird surveys.
More Leaders Required
Are you good at motivating people?We need more leaders to organize groups of residents along the creek to maintain and improve their own area.
Plenty of support is given and absolutely no cost to you except your time.
If you would like more information on what it would involve, please call Jackie and she will return your call and answer all your questions.
This is a member-only community website which has all the up to date information about what is happening on the creek including planting dates and minutes of quarterly meetings.