Transforming Farm Dams into Wetland Habitat Natural wetlands are increasingly in short supply, however farm dams are in abundance. With appropriate management, we can provide much needed wetland habitats for native wildlife while also improving water quality for stock and farm uses. This 2hr workshop will provide tips and tricks to navigate the unique site characteristics of dam rehabilitation (steep slopes, clay soils) including the creation of micro-habitats, adding variations to the dam edge gradient, stock access control options, revegetation tips and much more. The expert presenter, Phil Moran from Noosa and District Landcare, encourages attendees to bring along plant samples from their own dams for identification and advice on their use or removal.
The farm dam workshop will be held on Saturday 19th October, 9:30 – 11:30am at the Mooloolah Native Nursery - Holcim Site, 2670 Steve Irwin Way, Glenview. Cost is $10, or free for MRWL members! You must register your attendance for the workshop in order to secure a spot, go to: http://www.mooloolahwaterwatchandlandcare.org/event-registration.html.
An added bonus for attendees is that the workshop coincides with Mooloolah River Landcare's Nursery Open Day to celebrate the beginning of Saturday trading for the nursery! There will be a 20% discount on plants, tours of the Biocontrol Facility, Demonstrations, Coffee van, Wildlife display and much more. Open Day runs from 10am - 2pm. Find out more Open Day details here: http://www.mooloolahwaterwatchandlandcare.org/open-day.html