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Pinkerton Forest

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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Pinkerton Forest Impressions, Spring 2017 by Joan Bowker

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Pinkerton Forest Impressions, Spring 2017 by Joan Bowker

Updated: Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:37


Pinkerton Forest Time Capsule - November 2017

plaque thThe Pinkerton Forest Time Capsule is to be opened on Wednesday 8 November 2017. Plans to celebrate this event are being made by Melton City Council, Western Water, The Pinkerton Landcare and Environment Group and descendants of the Pinkerton Family.

A time capsule was placed under a plaque in Pinkerton Forest,Melton Shire, on 8 November 1992 to mark the culmination of the Surbiton Park and Pinkerton Forest Project.

Updated: Monday, 21 August 2017 11:43


Planting The Understorey At Cobbledicks Ford Reserve - 15th July 2017

Cobbledick Reserve planting 15July2017 On a sunny winter’s Saturday morning 15th July 2017 Darren Wright, Open Spaces Engagement Officer, and Sal Hussein both from the City of Wyndham, Frances Overmars of Pinkerton Landcare and Environment Group, and community volunteers conducted environmental restoration work at Cobbledicks Ford Reserve.

Updated: Tuesday, 25 July 2017 19:17


Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water continues to offer assistance to private land owners and managers in the Werribee Gorge region with contributions to ongoing weed control and revegetation in areas along waterways through our Community Grants programs.

Visit the Melbourne water website's Get Involved page to apply for funding for Councils and Public landmanagers, private land owners and managers, Schools and community groups and anyone who is interested in educating the community to improve river health.

Visit Melbourne Water's Improving River Health page to find out what we do to improve waterway health, how well it’s working and how you can get involved.



Updated: Wednesday, 05 February 2014 14:53

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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.