Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Volunteers help with Flood Damage

Community volunteers from the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail and the Longlea Landcare Group came to the Campaspe Rv bridge area at Axedale, on Sunday 20 November, to reinstate tree guards around those native plants that had survived the recent severe flood.

Volunteers install new tree guards near the O’Keefe Rail Trail. Photo: L. Clay

The volunteers also planted a number of new natives plants, to replace those that were lost while being inundated by high river flows discharging from the overcapacity Lake Eppalock. The impact of the high flows saw guards and trees ripped from the ground, as well as ‘vacuuming up’ all the previously installed mulch.

This restoration work will in time enhance the immediate area to the O’Keefe Rail Trail and the Campaspe River, which the trail crosses the river at this location. This work was a great effort by these volunteers, to help with various post-flood restoration work currently occurring.

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