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Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group (PLEG) is concerned with the restoration of native grasslands and grassy grey-box woodlands, including the grassy woodland of Pinkerton Forest, the nearby native grassland in Mulla Mulla Grasslands (Bush's Paddock) and of the adjacent section of the Werribee River Volcanic Gorge, (which adjoins Western Water Treatment Plant at Surbiton Park) within the City of Melton, Victoria, Australia.

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First planting at Pinkerton Homestead 27th July

irene cutting tobacco trees x150On 27th July members of PLEG & visitors planted at Pinkerton Flat, at the site of the old Pinkerton homestead, beside the Werribee River.

The home site is marked by several very old Robinia trees. Most of the bluestone has been removed from the old house over many years for the building of stone walls along the river flats so the walls are now little more than knee high. An old photo shows the house in 1892. The roof had been removed even at this early date.

Updated: Tuesday, 16 August 2016 15:43

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Planting at Pinkerton Link Friday - 1st July 2016

Sue Pink Link 1july2016 x150Creating a Grey Box Grassy Woodland at Pinkerton Link   On Friday 1st July, Pinkerton Landcare and Environment Group invited members of the public to join them in creating a Grey Box Grassy Woodland, continuing with the restoration of Pinkerton Link. The Pinkerton Link project began in 2011 and aims to create a Grey Box woodland on this twelve hectare site; creating a wildlife corridor between two existing areas of remnant bushland.   

Updated: Friday, 08 July 2016 00:22

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Five more nest boxes placed in Pinkerton Forest

will clegg arboristPinkerton Landcare and Environment Group have recently placed five nest boxes in Pinkerton Forest. Will Clegg, an arborist at Melbourne Zoo, did the hard work of placing the boxes high in the trees. His work was most spectacular as he climbed each tall tree with the aid of climbing ropes. They needed to be placed several metres above the ground to be suitable as wildlife nest sites and safe from predators.

 

Updated: Thursday, 16 June 2016 14:13

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Pinkerton Link Grey Box Grassy Woodland Restoration Project

grassland direct seeding machine thBack in 2010 Greening Australia were commissioned by Western Water and PLEG to produce a Revegetation Management Plan for Pinkerton Link. A major component of this plan was to design and implement a program of grassy understorey restoration at the site.

Updated: Friday, 08 July 2016 00:02

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Bird Survey Results - 15th May 2016

galas hollow bushs x200Bird Survey at Pinkerton Forest, Mulla Mulla Grassland & Eynesbury Forest - 15th May 2016

On Sunday 15th May Birdlife Australia (BLA) & Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group hosted a quarterly bird survey in Pinkerton Forest, Bush's Paddock & Eynesbury Forest. Geraldine of Birdlife Australia led a party of twelve people.

Updated: Thursday, 19 May 2016 00:18

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With the enhanced restoration made at Pinkerton Forest and Mulla Mulla Grasslands the animals and birds are returning to the area.

 

Iian Denham's Diamond Firetails
14 Feb. 2016

Updated: Wednesday, 11 May 2016 21:20

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Pinkerton Forest and Bush's Paddock Flora and Fauna Report

Western Water and Shire of Melton commissioned Ecology Australia Pty Ltd to conduct a flora and fauna assessment of Pinkerton Forest and Mulla Mulla Grasslands (Bush's Paddock).

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Cobbledicks Ford Reserve: Flora and Fauna Management Plan

SMEC Australia Pty Ltd was commissioned by Wyndham City Council to prepare a flora and fauna management plan for Cobbledicks Ford.

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Western Water Partnership


We recognise the ongoing support of Western Water in our work to protect and enhance Pinkerton Forest, the Werribee River and the Pinkerton Link.