eWater Group planting day with RoC Gudgenby

By Jed Pearson

Planting days are one of the most rewarding parts of our work here at Rivers of Carbon. On Friday 28 April, we welcomed 34 eWater Group volunteers to help us plant 580 tubestock on Honeysuckle Creek. Despite the promise of over 25mm of rain, the eWater Group crew, teamed up with local landholder Steve Angus, to help us revegetate this beautiful waterway.

The ACT Healthy Waterways – RoC Gudgenby project supports landholders with incentives for fencing, native revegetation, installation of alternative stock water, small-scale erosion works, and minor woody weed removal. Part of the project is community engagement through planting days and landholder get-togethers.

This the first of three planting days was a great success. Thanks eWater Group for getting your hands dirty and planting so many trees, and to landholders Steve and Julia (and Kelpie Toby) for helping to prepare the site and allowing us on their magnificent property.

This event was made possible with funding from the ACT Government’s Healthy Water Ways Program.

Learn more about eWater Group.

Rivers of Carbon — Gudgenby River Project

Our Gudgenby River Project helps prepare agricultural properties for a sustainable future by connecting landholders along the river to undertake riparian restoration projects to improve biodiversity, water quality and climate resistance. We aim through this project to protect and restore 10 hectares of riparian land; manage 3 kilometres of waterways; plant 2,000 native trees and 1,500 native grasses; and protectively fence 3km of riparian areas.

Want to get involved?

We would be delighted to hear from you. What you need to do now is to check the map to ensure you are within the Gudgenby River area. If you are, please contact us using the details below.

Lori Gould, Program Manager
📞0439 030 058

Jed Pearson, Project Officer
📞0476 251 910

Lori Gould and Jed Pearson, in their Rivers of Carbon attire, stand by Jerrabomberra Wetlands in Canberra, Australia.
Lori Gould (left) and Jed Pearson (right)