Up the creek with a paddle
The North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is giving locals the chance to see two of the region’s most important natural assets as they have never seen them before.
The CMA will host a free Gunbower Creek canoe tour on 12 March as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
“We all know how stunning Gunbower Forest is, and how important the creek is to the community,” North Central CMA Project Officer Britt Gregory said.
“Being on a canoe gives you access to parts of the creek and the forest most people have never seen before, and allows you see things not a lot of people have seen.
“You will also learn about the work we have been doing to protect the internationally significant wetland, and how our flows and pest management programs are helping the creek.”
The canoe tour will run from 3pm to 5.30pm and will launch from Dormoyle Rd, Gunbower township.
“It’s open to everyone over the age of eight, and those under 18 must be accompanied by a supervising adult,” Mrs Gregory said.
“Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and bring a hat and a water bottle, and it’s always a good idea to bring a change of clothes just in case.
“We’ll provide all the equipment, so it’s important people register beforehand as places are limited. We’ll also cook a free barbie afterwards for those who came along.”
This canoe tour is supported by North Central CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.