July 2007 newsletter

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Dear Friends
The recent rain provides a wonderful opportunity for tree planting: 10 holes to be dug and 10 trees to be planted
When: this Sunday 8 July from noon to 3pm
Where: At the sheep camp site

Come along and join the fun, bring your garden gloves, and a litre or 2 of water, if you can. If there are enough hands around we will start work to control erosion by making use of numerous stems of dead acacia.

We’ve nearly completed the program for the second part of 2007, which you can find on our website at www.majura.org. I hope the proposed range of working bees, guided walks and talks provides an attractive mix of activities for everyone to join in. Find below the events planned in July and August. Please visit our website for more detailed information including pictures, maps, reports on previous work (Erosion Control) and a background piece on ‘Eucalypts and Wattles’ by Michael Doherty for the Guided Tree Walk on 26 August. Could someone please ensure activity sheets at the events are signed and someone please collect gold coin donations at the tree walk?

Plant a Tree on National Tree Day
When: Sunday 29 July, from noon to 3.00pm.
Where: meet at the lower Hackett reservoir, off Rivett / French Streets in Hackett.
What to wear & bring: sturdy boots and garden gloves, a bucket or watering can and mattock if you have one; wrap up warmly.
Enquiries: Edwina Richardson ph 6248 6307 or e-mail brittlegum@netspeed.com.au

Dragonfly Erosion Control 2nd stage
When: Sunday 19 August, noon to 3.00pm
Where: meet at the lower dam, off Mackenzie Street, Hackett
What to bring and wear: sturdy boots, gloves, preferably a garden fork, if you have one or a mattock.
Enquiries: Len Crossfield ph 6249 77404 or e-mail LenCrossfield@aol.com

Expert-guided Walk: Trees of Mount Majura
When: Sunday 26 August, 1.00 – 3.00pm.
Where: meet at the Mackenzie St Nature Park entrance, Hackett (see map for the venue).
Wear appropriate clothing and bring sun protection.
Two guides – Trees of Mt Majura and Eucalypts of the ACT – will be available for a gold coin donation.
Enquiries: Michael Doherty ph 6247 0524 or e-mail michael.doherty@csiro.au

Communication and emailing
If you are receiving this message you are either on the manually maintained FoMM Distribution list or on the website based FoMM Subscription list (or on both). I will away for a while and there will be no messages sent out to the Distribution list while I am away.  To continue to receive messages during my absence you will need to be on the Subscription list. It’s easy:  Just visit our website at  www.majura.org then click member on the left hand side and follow the instructions to subscribe. During my absence Andrew Blanckensee will be acting coordinator: ph: 62491205, email zipkow@ozemail.com.au

Warm regards

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