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PLEG meeting - Tues 30th Apr 2013

Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group will hold its next meeting on Tuesday 30th April at 7:30pm.

Updated: Friday, 26 April 2013 11:44


PLEG meeting & AGM - Tues 4th December

The next Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group meeting & AGM will be on  on Tuesday 4th December, 2012 at 7:30pm.

Updated: Tuesday, 29 January 2013 12:44




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PLEG Website:

New website created by Helen Snee with the ongoing support from Melbourne Water's River Health Incentives Program.  All content taken from the  original web site  which was created by Colin Rowan and maintained by Inna Nogeste, the previous webmaster who built on Colin's work. Assistance/photos/reviews from Daryl AkersFrances Overmars and other members of the Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group.

All photos were supplied by Colin Rowan unless otherwise noted.

Colin's personal Web Site is WWW.RetiredAussies.com

Updated: Tuesday, 08 May 2018 17:36

Facebook Handy Hints

Handy Hints:


If you're finding Facebook isn't showing your liked pages posts prominently on your newsfeed, change the notification settings so you are notified when a new post is published.

If the facebook page is 'liked', in your computer browser you are able to hover or click the Like button dropdown arrow on the page header area, click the Edit icons to view and change the notifications. If checked you will be notified of any new post from our facebook page.

To add our page to an Environment Interest List and add to Favourites

You will see Interests in left column on your News Feed, on hover click the More link.

Click the 'Add Interests' button to create an Environment interest list if it doesn't exist.

Hover on the Environment item in the list and click the settings icon on the right side to Add to Favourites (or to delete the page from the list.)

Click on the Environment item in the list to view the posts from all your Environment pages separately from your news feed.

To add PLEG page to the environment list click the 'Manage List' button at the top and select 'Edit List', set the left dropdown list to 'Pages' and use the search box to search Pinkerton Landcare and Environment Group page.

We found this helps to view Environment related posts in isolation.


Our Facebook Group

We have also created a new facebook group, which is simpler to navigate, and will be moderated frequently.



Updated: Saturday, 30 April 2016 16:31

About Us

Our Group

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 Bush's Paddock (Mulla Mulla Grasslands) 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.

The group is also involved in the restoration of Cobbledicks Ford Reserve, Werribee River, in the City of Wyndham, and with the annual ‘Clean Up’ Australia Day at this location.

The group regularly undertakes seed collection, propagation and planting of local indigenous species to achieve this aim.

Native grass seed harvesting is also carried out.Large scale strategic management programs have been used for control of the noxious weed, serrated tussock, including burning and grazing at seasonally appropriate times.Spring wildflower walks are conducted annually.

The grasslands are seen at their best in spring and summer when the wildflowers are flourishing and the native grasses are setting seed. Seasonal bird surveys are undertaken with the Bird Observers Club of Australia (BirdLife Australia).

Statement of purpose

The group works in partnership with Western Water for Pinkerton Forest, and the City of Melton for Mulla Mulla Reserve (Bush’s paddock).

The aims of the group:

  • Protection, preservation and enhancement of the natural environment of Pinkerton Forest, Surbiton Park and its surrounding catchment.
  • Protection, preservation and enhancement of the flora, fauna and features (indigenous, scenic, archaeological, geological, historic and scientific) of Pinkerton Forest, Bush’s paddock and the surrounding catchment.
  • Educating and informing the community about the values of the natural environment.
  • Fostering community involvement and enjoyment of the region.

PLEG meets at the Western Water Treatment Plant, Griegs Road, Mt Cottrell

Visit us on our new facebook page -




Updated: Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:37

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