Bellarine Rail Trail Planting Day 2017

Steve Boothroyd and heather WilliamsSteve Boothroyd and Heather Williams at the 2017 Bellarine Rail Trail Planting Day.In early August 2017, the Bellarine Catchment Network held its 7th annual planting day along the Bellarine Rail Trail near Fellows Road.

Approximately 25 volunteers, including representatives from the Queenscliffe Community Indigenous Nursery, Swan Bay Environment Association and Green Army Program, planted and guarded more than 500 indigenous plants, mulched and weeded the existing planting areas, and extended and maintained native vegetation areas.

"The 7th annual Bellarine Rail Trail revegetation day was another great success," said Matt Crawley, Bellarine Catchment Network Program Manager. "Sunny skies and good soil moisture saw all plants go in, with complementary weeding and mulching. This provides connected wildlife corridors and habitat for local fauna species. Stay tuned for the next one in 2018!"

The event finished with a barbecue for all volunteers at the Queenscliffe Community Indigenous Nursery.

Mr Crawley thanked the Borough of Queenscliffe for their support of the Bellarine Rail Trail planting day and site.

"This ongoing project has transformed this section of the Bellarine Rail Trail," said Mr Crawley.