One of the most interesting things about our section of Barkers Creek is that it is primarily private property with small sections of public land e.g. McManus Rd Reserve. Both sides of Creek at the School Road Bridge are privately owned so as part of our Blackberry Blitz we organized with the property owners to help them get it all cleaned up. One of the owners were a very old couple who were really distraught with the amount of Broom, Blackberry and Gorse along the Creek but no longer had the capacity to do anything. They were delighted when we offered to get in there and change it all. In those early years we probably averaged about two working bees each year at this location.
Now, as with McManus Rd and White Gum Rd, we schedule a visit each year. Follow-up, follow-up, follow-up that is our mantra and every time we re-visit there are always more weeds that need to be taken out.