Join us on this free bus tour to visit some key sites in the Greening Australia Midlands Restoration Project. This is a long-term landscape-scale environmental restoration initiative designed to increase connectivity and biodiversity in the Northern Midlands, an area with a long history of agricultural production.
The tour will include:
• Property visit at Chiswick; Macquarie River riparian restoration work – currently the largest riverine revegetation project in Australia.
• Property visit at Connorville; Restoration of grassy woodland in production systems, direct seeding, native grasses, seed provenance and plant association trials, browser control methods (including deer).
• Plenty of opportunities to chat with NRM South and Greening Australia staff and learn more about landscape planning, connectivity, habitat for animals, climate change, species selection, seed provenance, native grasses, aboriginal history, art collaboratives and educational initiatives.
Friday 3rd November, 2017
8:20am Meet at Sustainability Learning Centre, 50 Olinda Grove, Mount Nelson (Hobart College grounds). Plenty of parking available.
9:15am Alternative meeting point – BP Brighton, Midlands Highway
10:30am Arrive Ross. Morning tea break.
10:45am Visit Chiswick, Macquarie River
12:15pm Travel to Connorville
1:00pm Lunch break
1:15pm Visit Connorville
3:00pm Return to Hobart, stopping at Brighton, and returning to Sustainability Learning Centre approx 5:30pm-6:00pm.
The bus departs from and returns to Hobart, but there will be opportunities to join the bus at selected points along the way, if arranged in advance. Please contact us to discuss.
Supported by NRM South through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.