Rehabilitation of The Cut Completed
Wednesday 4 June, 2014
The planned rehabilitation of the location locally known as ‘The Cut’, near Eagle Point, has been completed.
A recent joint working bee by Friends of the Gippsland Lakes and Parks Victoria saw rocks placed along the old fence line and three hundred new trees planted.
A new interpretation sign has been installed, and a contractor was hired to lay gravel on the walking track and car park.
Vehicles were being driven over the area after the original fence was illegally cut and removed. This was causing damage to the area’s fragile silt deposits and native vegetation from erosion and soil compaction.
Vehicle access to The Cut is to the end of Riverbank Road and there is walking access to the nearby popular fishing locations.
The Friends group received a Healthy Parks Healthy People grant from Parks Victoria to rehabilitate the site which is situated on the Northern Mitchell River silt jetties.
These are deltas of large silt deposits which form at the mouth of a river and become long narrow land masses over time. The Mitchell River silt jetties are among the longest in the world.
30 Aug 2014 8:00am-9:00am
parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.
31 Aug 2014 9:30am-10:20am
A superb loop walk that winds through woodland, wet heathland & along boardwalks. Along the way you will encounter a variety of flora including hakeas, wattles, tea-trees, mistletoe, swamp bush pea and button grass. This guided walk is run by Friends of Bunyip State Park.
1 Sep 2014 8:30am - 4 Sep 2014 5:30pm
We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…
2 Sep 2014 10:00am-11:00am
Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…