This new Google Earth Tour allows you to virtually fly up the Merri Creek valley visiting the grassland and woodland sites of MCMC’s three year project: Reinforcing Grassland Ecological Values.
The two minute tour takes you to five endangered ecosystems in our ‘own backyard’ and summarises the restoration activity, with links to detailed information.
Now in its final year, this Australian Government Caring for Our Country project has allowed us to pursue more strategic Grassland restoration goals than is possible under one-year grants. The works include ecological burning and digging, in partnership with Wurundjeri Traditional Owners. A benign spray-on grazing deterrent is being trialled to protect young shrubs from hungry wallabies, while mapping with aerial photographs is aiding strategic weed control.