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Thursday, 30 June 2022

Porepunkah Primary School's plantation block

A Partnership Project is well underway along the Upper Ovens River in Porepunkah. 2.9 Ha of river frontage has been treated for invasive weeds like willow and blackberry. This project sets out to increase recreation access to the river and increase the biodiversity of the riparian zone vegetation by eliminating weeds and by re-establishing indigenous plants.

The Upper Ovens Valley Landcare Group is working with the Porepunkah Primary School to deliver a junior landcare program where the students will be involved in tree planting days

This project has been delivered in partnership with NECMA, the Upper Ovens Valley Landcare Group and the Porepunkah Primary School and biodiversity funding from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

FACTS:

  •  This project builds on the Buckland/Ovens confluence site just downstream of this project area where 5,000 plants have been planted and are establishing successfully.
  • The UOVLCG & Junior landcare participants are planting 1000 plants at the site.
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