This project runs from behind 158 Union Street to the Wilson River. 2 January 2014-This is a badly overgrown area at the Northern end of Riverview Park-Lot 168 4 January 2014-Coral Trees, Billy Goat Weed, Convulvus Vine all will have to be cleared. 4 January 2014-Shot of the creek (it is in there somewhere) looking East. Once again mostly exotic trees and weeds-Lot 168 4 January 2014-Looking along the creek where it comes into the open, a couple of Coral Trees to be cut out, but not too bad. 4 January 2014-A shot further down where some hard work will be needed. 4 January 2014-Mulbery trees will be checked as you can get a Native tree as well as exotic Mulberry Trees. 4 January 2014-There are quite a few Coral Trees to clear here. 4 January 2014-This is the start of the LCC ground from where we will commence-Lot 168 This is the Creek behind 158 Union Street. Behind 158 are some of the biggest Coral Trees I have seen. This is one of the major blockages to be cleared-Lot 160 There are a number of Lomandra growing here which is good to see Lot 160 This area is quite overgrown and a few Mulberry Trees are here that we are checking if they are native or exotic Lot 162 Another blockage to be cleared Lot 164 Unfortunately dumping here has been taking place like most of the creek that I have worked on-Lot 160 Large Coral Tree fallen across the creek- Lot 160 A large blockage here will take a bit of effort to clear-Lot 162. Very Dense undergrowth in many sections, like here impassable Lot 164. A small Whalebone tree trying to stay alive amongst the exotic vines. A blockage on the left to be cleared and a Mulberry Tree to check-Lot 164. More blockages, I do not think these will be much fun-Lot 164. This time a minor blockage-Lot 162. Overgrowth coming down to the creek-Near the start of Hernes Area. This is the creek closer to the river. You can see there are still more Coral Trees to be removed. This large tree is one of 4 that has fallen across the creek onto the western side-Lot 166. Part of the undergrowth looking North-Upper area of 166. 4/1/14 – These are just a few of the Coral Trees coming through the undergrowth. As can be seen the creek has been always used as a dumping ground-Lower area 166. 6/2014 – The Coral Trees are dying now after poisoning with Roundup. This is the Northern end-Lot 158. 6/2014 – These are Coral Trees at the Southern end dying back now-Lot 168. 6/2014 – The first clearing has started. This is the Southern end. There is actually a creek in there after all-Lot 168. This area almost cleared, still a number of logs in creek on the RHS of photo-Lot 168. One blockage cleared here another 3 or 4 to go-Lot 168 Starting to clear further down western bank, already cut down about 45 Coral Trees-Lot 168. When clearing you do not always like what you find. A very large tyre and a major blockage-Lot 168.
The large tyre removed and the blockage cleared. This job took about 4 hours work and I still need to continue tidying the banks where the rubbish was pulled from the blockage-Lot 168
This is looking up the creek from the next photo all the clearing is done, however, this leaves a lot to pick up and take away-Lot 166.
This area is now fairly clean. We will start to spread more wood chip and plant out the banks. I have walked the creek and removed a lot of plastic, another tyre and a lot of rotting wood. Another blockage cleared to the left of this photo. This picture is roughly the same area depicted in photo 3-Lot 168.
Another Blockage evident. The stakes in the background are small native trees we have found amongst the rubbish-Lot 160.
This is the area where illegal dumping has taken place. Because of its content the Council are checking what is there-lot 160.
This is behind 158-large logs have been cut up and disposed of-and general clean up done
13/9/14 – Maybe the 4WD and chains will be needed here.
10/12/14 – Final Clean up done-All smaller Coral tree stumps dug out-Planting next