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.
Read about PLEG's activities for the first quarter of 2018: January to March, including
Weeding at Pinkerton Link: Sunday 14th January 2018
Weeding in Pinkerton Forest: 16th January
Weeding in Pinkerton Forest: 7th February
Spreading mulch & sowing seed at Pinkerton Link: 25th February
Weeding at Pinkerton Flat: Tuesday 6th March, Monday 26th March
On Wednesday 8th November 2017 the time capsule placed in the memorial cairn in in 1931 and 1992 beside the family graves in Pinkerton Forest was opened in a ceremony attended by many dignitaries, reflecting the importance placed on the environmental, cultural and heritage values of Pinkerton Forest by Melton Council, Western Water and the State Government.
Pinkerton Forest Impressions, Spring 2017 by Joan Bowker
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.