Mulching Working Party @ The Fair (18/03/2018)

 

New Holland daisies growing in mulched site at The Fair (W. Pix)

WORKING PARTY CANCELLED!

PARKS SERVICE CALLED A TOTAL FIREBAN FOR TODAY, SUNDAY 18 MARCH AND ASKED TO CANCEL VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY IN ALL NATURE RESERVES INCLUDING MT MAJURA.

WE RECEIVED THE A NOTICE ABOUT THE FIREBAN THIS MORNING AND APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

The mulching activity will be postponed to another day; please watch this space.

Sunday 18 March 2018, 8.20am

Join our Friends of Mt Majura working party on Sunday, 18 March at The Fair, North Watson and help spreading wood chip mulch around plantings and across bare sites.

When: Sunday 18 March 9am-12noon; give as much time as you like.
Where: Nature reserve east of the Fair, North Watson; access and volunteer registration at park entrance Tay / Ian Nicol Streets; view this map.
Bring: Sun protection, drinking water and wear sturdy shoes and body covering clothing.

Wood chip mulch suppresses weeds, “conditions” the soil, retains moisture and reduces erosion particularly when combined with branches and stems (from woody weed control) layered over the mulched sites. There are a number of sites at The Fair work area where FoMM successfully used this method to improve heavily degraded grassy woodland. Learn more at the working party.

Several young people joined the Friends of Mt Majura ParkCare group over the past year which is terrific. It would be great if volunteers of the young cohort could give a hand at this working party to help with the physical demanding task of spreading mulch.

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