Fernleigh Park Landcare

Fernleigh Park has always been tied to the Fernleigh Park Association. It has been going for the past 5-6 years, and has 8 regular members. The group meets regularly on the 3rd Sunday of each month, starting at 8 or 9am. Activities on these days are weather dependent, but usually last a couple of hours with morning tea. Waterwatch activities are sometimes part of these mornings.

Fernleigh Park has joined Queanbeyan Landcare group (as a subset of) so as not to be caught out with expensive insurances. Fernleigh Park is only 1Okm out of Queanbeyan, and the Queanbeyan Landcare group is happy to have them join in this way.

The group often works with Queanbeyan Council, who have supported activities with tree guards and mulch contributions.

Education is another aspect on the group's agenda. A newsletter produced by the group will be distributed 1-2 times per year. It goes out in electronic format, but 120 hardcopies will be sent out to all neighbours too. The group will also team up for planned Council events with the RFS for activities like a plants give-away, which also provides information on weeds.

Activity:

Rehabilitation along Jerrabomberra Creek

  • 5 properties involved
  • Fencing out riparian area
  • Alternative water systems put in place
  • Weed control
  • Planting and Maintenance of all works upon completion

Recent works have concentrated along local roadsides and street corners (where the group is careful not to provide refuge for Kangaroos, as they don't want to get off-side with locals by creating the possibility of more animal-car collisions). This project has mostly been for aesthetic reasons.

Frogwatch and Waterwatch.

Issues/ Opportunity:

Willows are an issue for landholders; Willow control.