November working bee 2020
Over the last few months small groups of dedicated local volunteers have spent many hours planting the remaining indigenous seedlings in the Undertow Bay coastal reserve. Today’s Covid-safe working bee, our last for 2020, was revisiting the Cassia Street reserve to remove any weeds and rubbish that has accumulated over the past couple of years. 13 eager volunteers met at the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club car park and split into small groups before heading to the reserve. It was great to welcome our Melbourne cohort who could now travel to Cape Paterson after 4 months of Covid-19 lockdown. Good rainfall over winter/spring has produced excellent growing conditions for the many indigenous plants that we have put in this reserve over the years. However it also meant that woody weed seedlings (sweet pittosporum and mirror bush) also flourished. So there was plenty of weeding for our enthusiastic workers. We removed a sprawling patch of nasturtiums, dug out a number of blackberry patches and attacked numerous other exotic weeds. Once again, Leone produced a superb morning tea in sunshine and a yummy bbq lunch. Thanks everyone for your efforts in what has proven to be a very difficult year.