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Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group (PLEG) is concerned with the restoration of native grasslands and grassy grey-box woodlands, including the grassy woodland of Pinkerton Forest, the nearby native grassland in Mulla Mulla Grasslands (Bush's Paddock) and of the adjacent section of the Werribee River Volcanic Gorge, (which adjoins Western Water Treatment Plant at Surbiton Park) within the City of Melton, Victoria, Australia.

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Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group (PLEG) is concerned with the restoration of native grasslands and grassy grey-box woodlands, including the grassy woodland of Pinkerton Forest, the nearby native grassland in Bush's Paddock (Mulla Mulla Grasslands) and of the adjacent section of the Werribee River Volcanic Gorge, (which adjoins Western Water Treatment Plant at Surbiton Park) within the City of Melton.

The group is also involved in the restoration of Cobbledicks Ford Reserve, Werribee River, in the City of Wyndham, and with the annual ‘Clean Up’ Australia Day at this location.

The group regularly undertakes seed collection, propagation and planting of local indigenous species to achieve this aim.

Native grass seed harvesting is also carried out.Large scale strategic management programs have been used for control of the noxious weed, serrated tussock, including burning and grazing at seasonally appropriate times.Spring wildflower walks are conducted annually.

The grasslands are seen at their best in spring and summer when the wildflowers are flourishing and the native grasses are setting seed. Seasonal bird surveys are undertaken with the Bird Observers Club of Australia (BirdLife Australia).

Statement of purpose

The group works in partnership with Western Water for Pinkerton Forest, and the City of Melton for Mulla Mulla Reserve (Bush’s paddock).


The aims of the group:

  • Protection, preservation and enhancement of the natural environment of Pinkerton Forest, Surbiton Park and its surrounding catchment.
  • Protection, preservation and enhancement of the flora, fauna and features (indigenous, scenic, archaeological, geological, historic and scientific) of Pinkerton Forest, Bush’s paddock and the surrounding catchment.
  • Educating and informing the community about the values of the natural environment.
  • Fostering community involvement and enjoyment of the region.

PLEG meets at the Western Water Treatment Plant, Griegs Road, Mt Cottrell


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Updated: Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:37

PLEG meeting - Tues May 17th 2011 at 7.30pm

Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group next meeting on Tuesday May 17th at 7.30pm

Updated: Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:54

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Partners

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Melbourne Water

City of MeltonCity of Melton

 

Community Groups

Australian Plant Society (APS)
Melton & Bacchus Marsh Group

Australian Plant Society

 

BirdLife Australia
(formerly Bird Observation & Conservation Australia(BOCA)

Caroline Springs on Basalt Plains Grasslands (CS on Grass)

 

  Friends of Toolern Creek 
Friends of Toolern Creek
Melton Environment Group
Melton Environment Group

Parwan Landcare Group
Parwan Landcare Group

 

  NatureWest 
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Schools    

PLEG Website:

New website created by Helen Snee with the ongoing support from Melbourne Water's River Health Incentives Program.  All content taken from the  original web site  which was created by Colin Rowan and maintained by Inna Nogeste, the previous webmaster who built on Colin's work. Assistance/photos/reviews from Daryl AkersFrances Overmars and other members of the Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group.

All photos were supplied by Colin Rowan unless otherwise noted.

Colin's personal Web Site is WWW.RetiredAussies.com

Updated: Tuesday, 08 May 2018 17:36

PLEG meeting - Tues 5th July 2011 at 6.00pm

Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group will hold its next meeting on Tuesday 5th July  at 6.00pm

 

Note: we will be starting at 6.00 as Western Water will be providing light refreshments as an end of financial year function.
The actual meeting will still be held afterward, at 7.00pm.

Updated: Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:53

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PLEG 2011 AGM - Tues Sept 20th 2011 at 7:30pm

PLEG's AGM for 2011 will be held on Tuesday, 20th September at 7.30 pm, at Surbiton Park


A reminder that subs ($5) are also due

PLEG meetings are held at Melton Recycle Plant at Surbiton Park
Melways Edition 35 (2008) Map 221 Ref C4
From Melton go south along Exford Road.
Turn left (east) into Greigs Rd, up the hill toward Strathtulloh.
Turn right (south) into Butlers Rd, through gate into Surbiton Park (Western Water Treatment Plant)

Updated: Tuesday, 07 August 2012 14:00

PLEG meeting - Tues 21st Feb 2012

Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group is to have its first meeting for 2012 on Tuesday 21st February at 7.30.

Our guest speaker will be Alan Thatcher, of Leadwest, who will speak about the Werribee River Biolinks action Plan.

Updated: Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:53

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PLEG meeting - Tuesday 17th April 2012

The next Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group meeting will be on Tuesday 17th April at 7.30.

Western Water will make a presentation of the large new water tanks to be placed on the lower northern flank of Mt Cottrell. These will address the water supply needs of the new Toolern residential & industrial developments to the east of Melton, as part of the the expansion to urban growth boundaries to the west of Melbourne.

 

Updated: Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:54

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Pinkerton Forest and Bush's Paddock Flora and Fauna Report

Western Water and Shire of Melton commissioned Ecology Australia Pty Ltd to conduct a flora and fauna assessment of Pinkerton Forest and Mulla Mulla Grasslands (Bush's Paddock).

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Cobbledicks Ford Reserve: Flora and Fauna Management Plan

SMEC Australia Pty Ltd was commissioned by Wyndham City Council to prepare a flora and fauna management plan for Cobbledicks Ford.

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Western Water Partnership


WW logo CMYK We recognise the ongoing support of Western Water in our work to protect and enhance Pinkerton Forest, the Werribee River and the Pinkerton Link.