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Polly McQuinns improved thanks to local community

Thursday 30 November, 2017

Last week Parks Victoria staff from Lake Eildon and Alexandra held an event to thank those involved in the improvement works that have taken place at Polly McQuinns in the Seven Creeks Wildlife Reserve over the past twelve months.

The project was initiated by the Strathbogie Tableland Action Group (STAG) and involved updates to visitor facilities and safety improvements within the day visitor area.

Over the past twelve months, local groups have installed new picnic tables, upgraded the information shelter and installed a new sign explaining the background and history of the reserve and information about local fish species. New guard rails have also been installed to protect the environment and make the rock pools safe for visitors.

Parks Victoria would like to thank the local community for their continued dedication in supporting the Seven Creeks Wildlife Reserve. The organisations involved in this project included STAG, the Euroa Men’s Shed, Strathbogie Tableland Landcare Group, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and the Shire of Strathbogie.

Polly McQuinns is part of the Seven Creeks Wildlife Reserve in the Strathbogie Ranges. About 120 kilometres from Melbourne and only four kilometres from Strathbogie, the reserve contains granite outcrops, cascading waterfalls and deep pools. Visitors can enjoy bushwalking, bird watching and picnics.

For more information call 13 1963.

Quotes attributable to Parks Victoria Ranger Team Leader Lake Eildon and Alexandra, Natalie Brida:

“They are a wonderfully passionate and dedicated community and the work we’ve achieved is a great example of community collaboration.”

“We are really grateful for the dedication and hard work of all the community groups involved. It's a fantastic active community and we really appreciate their continued support of the Seven Creeks Wildlife Reserve.”

“The afternoon tea was a great opportunity for us to get together at the reserve, have a chat and thank everyone for all the work that has been done over the last twelve months.”

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