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Fish Creek 2003

Athol

Athol Brown arrives
Our Yoorala Street Sown member Athol who has a beautiful area on Yoorala Street, travelled down to help out.  

family

Family planting
Mums and kids together restoring the riparian zone. 

Fathers and sons

Fathers and sons
A day for bonding and getting dirty.  

Jess and Bella

Jess and Bella
Two of the green team working here getting plants into the ground. These are dianellas for the edge. 

Community Planting Fish Creek 2003 -- Heads down bums up

Heads down bums up
Once they got started - you couldn't stop them. they planted out the first site and then said "what now?" So we had to move across the creek. 

Justin and Luke on the augur

Justin and Luke on the augur
The stinky old augur might be stinky and old - but it works well on digging those holes 

Melinda and Jason's mum

Melinda & Jason's mum
Sunday November 9 couldn't have been better. Rain on the Saturday, everything sparkling and soft. Melinda is here at 7.30 am ready for a big... 

Melinda instructs - hands on

Melinda instructs - hands on
Melinda showed the kids how to plant the tubes so they had the best chance of growing well - healthy and strong. 

Mother and daughter

Mother and daughter
We're here to watch. Next year I'm getting my own trowel. 

Nerida creates a garden

Nerida creates a garden
Neds is here putting in a line of dianallas which will soften the transition from park to native vegetation. 

Numbers were very encouraging

Numbers were very encouraging
It's great to see such a great turn out of people coming to invest in their local bank - their local creekbank. 

Planting location number 2

Planting location number 2
Here is the "planting machine" at work on the other side of the creek. We ran out of plants soon after this and retired to the shelter for a sausage... 

Preparation is the key

Preparation is the key
Grant excavates prior to implantation.  

Sign in, Join up

Sign in, Join up
Anne is staffing the sign on table. It's a meet and greet festival - all morning.  

Sunday morning special

Sunday morning special
This is a great sight, what was a weedy, overgrown, rubbish strewn bank is now on its way back to being habitat.  

The crowd came and kept coming

The crowd came and kept coming
We started with about 25 people by 9.15 and by the end of the day 80 people had participated (including the green team).  

The whole family

The whole family
This team of hard workers put in plenty of plants. 

They came from all corners

They came from all corners
Despite a late night, our Corinda friends turned up in force to help - that's Grant Stacey (right) who was a legend all week, helping prepare the... 

Tom McHugh's travelling plant emporium

Tom McHugh's travelling plant emporium
Here are some of the 1500 plants laid out ready to be positioned for the community planting. Lots of variety and some really great species.  

Green team working on a Sunday!

Green team working on a Sunday!
The green team members (including Jess here) gave up their Sunday sleep in to help with instructing, preparing and planting.  

Mums and kids

Mums and kids
The plants were all laid out before the volunteers arrived, so all we had to do was dig a hole, plant the tubestock, drop in a 18 month release...