22 September 2020
The ACT Government has awarded an Environment Grant of $20,856 to Friends of Grasslands to restore grassy woodlands at Blue Gum Point (east) in Yarralumla.
FOG will work with ACT City Services to restore some 8 hectares of box-gum grassy woodland, an ecological community that is listed as nationally endangered. The site contains populations of the nationally endangered Button Wrinklewort (Rutidosis leptorhynchoides) and Golden Sun Moth (Synemon plana). A rare population of Buloke (Allocasuarina luehmannii) will also be conserved through supplementary planting. The work will extend the restoration of flora and fauna habitat from adjoining land at Gurubang Dhaura – Stirling Park.
Most of the funds will be used to employ contractors to undertake weed spraying and removal of large woody weeds. FOG volunteers will undertake follow up control of herbaceous and woody weeds, lake shore planting and rubbish removal.
FOG work parties are held on Sunday mornings between 9:00 am and 12:30. The next work parties are:
Sun 11th Oct – Stirling Park – planting at NCA Blue Gum Point
For more information or to register, email Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org.