Early morning planting day

Barkers Creek Landcare and Wildlife group conduct a working bee every month from February to November on the third Sunday of the month.

Each year we also have two reciprocal joint working bees with Harcourt Valley Landcare group.

We encourage members to put the third Sunday of the month in their diaries. A week or so before the actual date an e-mail will be sent with all the final details – where, what, when and why?  It needs to be said that after each working bee we enjoy, what can only be called, a scrumptious morning tea. All that hard work makes us hungry. And in December we have a lovely Christmas break up. Yeah!!!

Our start time does vary depending on the time of year.  In Summer (February, March & November) it is 9am. In Winter (June, July & August) we start at 10am. For the other months (April, May, September & October) 9.30am is the go. Regardless of the start time we are always well and truly done by noon.


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September 2017

September Working Bee

17/09/2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Harcourt Bushland Reserve, Peelers Rd
Barkers Creek, Victoria 3451 Australia

September is our social / education month and we have two wonderful events on offer instead of our normal working bee. So this month you can leave your gloves and picks in the shed and come and enjoy a couple very interesting outings. Our normal working bee is Sunday 17th September 9.30am @ the Bushland ... Read more

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Local Weeds Workshop

23/09/2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sutton Grange Hall, 921 Faraday-Sutton Grange Rd
Sutton Grange, VIC 3448 Australia
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Barkers Creek full of Blackberry, Gorse and Willows

Save the date for this Local Weeds Workshop to be held at the Sutton Grange Hall on Saturday 23 September. This is the second event for September that we are encouraging all our members to attend. We all know that there are plenty of weeds around and this Saturday morning (n.b. Saturday not Sunday) session will be ... Read more

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October 2017

October Working Bee

15/10/2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gorse weeds on White Gum Road

Roadside weeds removal along Peelers Rd (south of the Bushland Reserve). This time we’re going to ‘cut & paint’ quiet a large infestation of Gorse. All the rest of our roadside weeds spraying work has been completed for this year and this section is the final piece that needs to be done.

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November 2017

November Working Bee

19/11/2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Barkers Creek
Planting team

Our November working bee will be at the Old Tip site (enter from Peelers Rd). We have permission from the Council to do some clean-up work and re-staking of plants etc.

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March 2018

March Working Bee

18/03/2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old tip site, Peelers Rd
Barkers Creek, Victoria Australia
Planting at the old tip site

Our March working bee is on Sunday 18th of March 9am. This month we will return to the old tip site in Peelers Road to finish our weeding and clean up around the previously planted shrubs ... many of which have survived and can do with some extra water due to the very dry conditions. ... Read more

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April 2018

April Working Bee

15/04/2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Harcourt Bushland Reserve, Peelers Rd
Barkers Creek, Victoria 3451 Australia
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People removing broom at Bushland Reserve

Our April working bee is on Sunday 15th of April from 9.30am. Please note the later start time. This month we will be returning to the Bushland Reserve in Peelers Road to once again pull up as much Broome as we can as well as water and tidy up around our plants. Once again don't ... Read more

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May 2018

May Working Bee

20/05/2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blakely Road, Blakely Road
Barkers Creek, Victoria 3431 Australia
Pulling broom

Our May working bee is on Sunday 20th of May at 9.30am. This month will be a special working be in Blakely Road as we attempt to remove (through injection) an area of wheel cactus. Ian Grenda from the Cactus Warriors will be there to teach us how to 'carefully approach this nasty noxious weed'. Definitely ... Read more

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