GREAT GROSE GORSE WALK:ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

AUGUST 17 — SEPTEMBER 5 1999

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Activity

Date(s)

Location, description activity

Co-ordinator

   

CATCHMENT ACTIVITIES:

 

23

Sun 15

August

Mt Victoria area: Grose tributaries: half day survey. With Mt Victoria Bushcare group. Contact Robbitti 47871890.

Robbitti Stanely (MVBG) &

NPWS

1

Tues 17

August

North Katoomba Community Gardens

Soren Mortensen BMCC

2

4

8

Sat 21

Mon 23

Thurs 26

Braeside catchment Blackheath (Govetts Leap Brook): one day activities (half day on Saturday): continue treatment works on all areas that have received primary and secondary work.

Treating flowering Gorse etc

Hand removal Gorse seedlings to give native seedlings a better chance.

National Parks and Wildlife Service and Bush regenerator provided under contract to National Parks and Wildlife Service

3

Sun 22 August

Centenary Reserve Blackheath: Half day: treatment of remaining Gorse plants within the reserve

Soren Mortenson

BMCC

5

6

9

Mon23

Tues24

Thurs 26

August

Tributaries in upper Grose area, near Mt Victoria (incl Hat Hill Creek, downstream of STP): one day surveys of creek system for presence/absence of key weed species with particular emphasisi on drsainage lines draining from the urban areas of Mt Victoria. Rugged in places. Good fitness required, abseiling skills helpful.

National Parks and Wildlife Service and Bush regenerator provided under contract to National Parks and Wildlife Service

7

 

Wed 25

August

Govett’s Leap Lookout: gateway to the Grose. Half day: continue treatment works in the drainage line adjoining the lookout area. Fabulous views.

Eric Mahony NPWS

24

Fri 27

August

Upper catchment of Bedford Creek, Kings Tableland area: one day treatment of Gorse, with BM Conservation Society

BMCS ; BMCC

11

Sat 28 Aug

Popes Glen creek together with Popes Glen Bushcare group

BMCC: Chris Dewhurst

12

13

14

 

 

15

17

18

Sun 29

Mon 30

Tues 31

August

 

Wed 1 Thurs 2 Fri 3 Sept

North Katoomba: One day activities: survey, some treatment

Katoomba Creek:c ompleteing the jigsaw of mapped/treated areas. and treatment works

Tributaries in North Katoomba: one day activities: Survey (needs to occur in advance of the treatment works to assist in identifying priorities)

Wentworth Creek, North Leura: survey Wentworth Creek catchment and associated tributaries for key weed species.

National Parks and Wildlife Service and Bush regenerator provided under contract to NPWS

19

20

Sat 4

Sun 5

Sept

One day activities: survey of tributaries (possibly Mt Victoria and North Katoomba areas: to be announced)

National Parks and Wildlife Service and Bush regenerator provided under contract to NPWS

   

VALLEY ACTIVITIES:

 

10

Fri 27-

Sun 29 August

Blue Gum junction, 3 km downstream along

Grose River: three day overnight self sufficient camping trip to survey for presence or absence of key weed species. Very strenuous descent and ascent. Good fitness required and creek walking ability.

Bush regenerator provided under contract to National Parks and Wildlife Service

16

Wed 1 Sept -

Fri 3

Sept

Browns Ridge to Faulconbridge Point: three day overnight self sufficient camping trip to survey for presence or absence of key weed species. Strenuous descent and ascent. Good fitness required and creek walking ability.

National Parks and Wildlife Service and contract Bush regenerator

21

4,5 Sept

Lower Grose Faulconbridge Point downstream: two day overnight self sufficient camping trip to survey for presence or absence of key weed species. Strenuous descent Good fitness required and creek walking ability.

National Parks and Wildlife Service and contract Bush regenerator

22

22-24 Sept

Wentworth Creek: EXPLORATORY three day overnight camping trip: Survey for presence or absence of key weed species.

HIGHLY FIT NAVIGATORS AND ABSEILERS NEEDED.

National Parks and Wildlife Service and contract Bush regenerator