Help Protect our Ponds

The Perry River and Providence Ponds community are invited to come along on Wednesday, 2 May to the Munro Hall for an update on the Protecting our Ponds project being organised by West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.

Forum organiser, Paula Camenzuli, said there would also be an opportunity to find out how to be involved in protecting the ponds on private property.

“We will be meeting at the Munro Hall at 10am and as long as the weather is kind we’ll be visiting some work sites after lunch,” explained Ms Camenzuli.

“The Perry River, Providence Ponds and their tributaries are a rare type of waterway system known as a Chain of Ponds.

“Healthy ponds not only look beautiful but provide a home for threatened plants and animals like the Golden Bell Frog and Gaping Leek-orchid.

“We’re delivering a project aimed at protecting the Chain of Ponds by doing work in the lower and upper Perry, Providence Ponds, Sandy Creek, Middle Creek, California Creek, Paisley Creek and Fiddlers Creek.

“Works include fencing and revegetating waterways, works to reduce erosion and weed and pest animal control,” continued Ms Camenzuli.

Work is being done by West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, Trust for Nature, HVP Plantations, Wellington Shire Council and Landcare to protect and rehabilitate the ponds.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided, please RSVP by Monday, 23 April to paulac@wgcma.vic.gov.au or call 5175 7864.

Pond on HPV Estate in Munro
Pond on HPV Estate in Munro, part of the Protecting Our Ponds project
Chain of Ponds on HVP land
Chain of Ponds on HVP estate in Munro, part of the Protecting Our Ponds project
Chain of Ponds at Stockdale 2015
Chain of Ponds at Stockdale