Journal

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.   

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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.

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Vulnerable species in Melton to be protected

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Star Weekly, January 12, 2016

Working with Western Water, the Pinkerton Landcare and Environment Group (PLEG) in 2011 opened a habitat corridor between Pinkerton Forest and Bush’s Paddock, known as the Pinkerton Link.
Now, the diamond firetail – a finch with a bright red bill and black wings with white spots – will get more of the habitat it needs, thanks to a recent $12,000 ‘threatened special protection initiative’ grant from the state government.

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Pinkerton Link Project: Help us create a Forest!

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Help us create a Forest!

Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group

Friday 22nd May 1-4pm and Saturday 23rd May 9.00 am-12.00 noon.

Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group invite the community to help create a new forest!

This ambitious & innovative project by Western Water & Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group, began in 2011. It aims to create a forest on a once bare twelve hectare paddock between Pinkerton Forest and Bush’s Paddock.

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Bird Survey Results

View on Natureshare

NameScientific NameCount
    6/04/2014
Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen Y
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla Y
Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis Y
Jacky Winter Microeca fascinans Y
Little Raven Corvus mellori Y
Magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca Y
White-plumed Honeyeater Lichenostomus penicillatus Y
Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys Y
Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa Y
Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata Y
     

Observed by K. Maddigan

Sludge Paddock Restoration Project

Sludge Paddock Restoration Project

Creating a forest out of nothing!

In the beginning: there was the Sludge Paddock!

 

 



Background

Western Water owns a 692 hectare property at Butlers Rd, Melton South where it operates the Melton Recycled Water Plant (RWP). A large part of the property is currently leased for farming activity using recycled water from the Melton RWP.  The majority of the property consists of agricultural pasture but also incorporates wastewater lagoons and infrastructure, agricultural structures and areas of native vegetation such as Pinkerton Forest and the Werribee River. Melton RWP is within the Victorian Volcanic Plains (VVP) bio-region and is found 1 kilometre west of Mt Cottrell.

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