Kookaburra Awards

FOGGs were represented at the bi-ennial awards presented by Parks Victoria for the western half  of the state.

It was good to see recognition for outstanding work by several more or less local folk.

  • The late Bernie Fox received a lifetime achievement award for a huge amount of work, including Mallee Fowl protection activities in the Little Desert area;
  • Dr  David Stratton for the Trailrider and Sherpa programme to help disabled people get out into the parks; and,
  • Advisory Group member Tracey Skinner for her years of work at Arapiles.

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Posted in 2017 Summer Newsletter, Miscellaneous Snippet

Harrow Residents Looking for Callistemon wimmerensis

A MESSAGE received on our Facebook Page:
Hi’ The small town of Harrow has a small population of Callistemon wimmerensis growing in the streamside reserves of the Glenelg river, a group of Harrow residents would like to visit the site where much larger populations of this rare species exist, from our research this location was Wonwondah East, with plants established on the west banks of the McKenzie creek. This group of mostly older persons are keen to obtain about access to site and receive some directions to site, we look forward to your reply.

I’m pleased to report that a bit of local co-operation was able to give them directions to a good location.

By the way there are several specimens in the Grampians Flora Botanic Garden in Halls Gap.… Read the rest

Posted in 2017 Summer Newsletter, Miscellaneous Snippet