Griffith hit a milestone!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Last week our Griffith students came for their second weekend as part of their internship program.

The Camp Creek Headwaters Renewal Stage 2 project achieved a milestone as we cleared the last of the lantana from the northern slopes of the creek now effectively ridding some 20ha of eucalypt and rainforest of lantana. Hoorah!!! This is a first for Camp Creek (probably since white fella opening up of the area) and with Wild Mountains’ continuing presence and vigilance we will hopefully be able to keep it that way.

The students also got stuck into the southern side of the creek and only a small lantana patch remains to be eradicated before joining onto our previous work of restoration and tree planting and then moving further up the slopes to the ISV forest on the terraces. Acknowledgement goes to our Everyone’s Environmental Grant from the Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection and the Scenic Rim Environment Grant for helping make this huge project such a success.

More work also happened on the fire trails widening one particularly tight section as well as final clearing. In getting ready for the Scrub Jamm the centre had a huge tidy up through their efforts... it is Spring after all. We thank them for their good work and wish them well in their futures.