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Walton Bridge 2003

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... 

Top level conference

Top level conference
This meeting of high level operatives was called to discuss the shopping trolley situation.  

Tricky business

Tricky business
It's quite a science getting those plants out of the tubes. But where's there's a will there's a way. And if that fails, Dad's there to help.  

Volunteers

Volunteers
Members turned up to plant the western bank and work went so well we had to prepare more creekbank for planting.  

Wild taro specialist

Wild taro specialist
It's not sure that our wild taro specialist knows the botanical name colocasia esculenta, all she knows is they are weeds and have to go! This... 

Winched out shopping trolleys

Winched out shopping trolleys
Tom McHugh and Michael Graham with the two trolleys winched out of the creek. One is in fair condition, needs work, the other is a parts-only item.  

A lovely day

A lovely day
It was a perfect planting day - a recent 75mm of rain had softened the ground. It was cool, with a light south westerley wind and warm sunshine.  

A well spent morning

A well spent morning
This photo shows the first bank planted. Councillor Geraldine Knapp can be seen top left (aqua green top). The day was a great success. The opposite... 

Have trowel, will plant

Have trowel, will plant
This two year old has a mission.  

In the creek

In the creek
To prepare the planting along the edges of the water our wild taro specialist put on the waders and removed the regrowth that had appeared since the... 

Lillies of the valley

Lillies of the valley
Bob Whiteman got his feet wet to plant the Brisbane lillies. Crinum ...from Greek Crinon a lily pedunculatum ....from Latin pedunculatus ,... 

Local residents

Local residents
People from the local area joined in to help for the day.  

Planting in jute

Planting in jute
This jute master weed barrier was quite pleasant to plant in, it makes a change from rolling in the mulch.  

Reeds, lillies and grasses

Reeds, lillies and grasses
On the edge of the creek we planted thickly with lomandras, juncus and Brisbane lillies.  

Signs of Activity

Signs of Activity
Tom and Matt put up our new signs - this one is near the new footbridge across the creek at the junction of Fish Creek. The other is beside the... 

Swinging mattocks

Swinging mattocks
Caroline Mason and Rob Whyte swinging mattocks into mulched bank.  

Walton Bridge

The Location
On Sunday 8 June 2003 our regular working bee at Walton Bridge turned into a huge planting to celebrate World Environment day.  

The before shot

The before shot
This bank has been prepared for the planting. We already have some good canopy trees here, casurinas, acacias and eucalypts, so the planting will... 

Grasses, reeds

Grasses, reeds
Most of the plants (about 85 per cent) were grases, rushes, reeds and lillies, all fast growers and bank stabilizers.  

Deloitte

1. Deloitte
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu participated in the Walton Bridge project on World Environment day. Thirty Deloitte staff planted 1800 tubestock in the... 

2. Deloitte Day

2. Deloitte Day
Deloitte planted this area after their first choice couldn't be prepared in time, due to the heavy rain earlier in the week. As our area was...