Deniliquin's lagoon restoration project is moving forward.December 19, 2012 4:37am
A team of nine people are busily planting at McFaull Park lagoon this week, as part of the Deniliquin Wetlands Restoration Community Project.
Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre, a partner in the project, has organised the planting team which started work last week.
About 10,000 native plants of six species are expected to be installed and the lagoon re-filled by Christmas.
The project will also see a pebble beach for birds installed.
A soil bridge has already been built to the lagoon’s island, and the edges of the lagoon have been re-shaped.
Planting team member Patrick Moore asked people to respect the project.
‘‘They (the plants) need a bit of care when they first go in,’’ he said.
‘‘Where the plants are, people have to stay off there and dogs and that will have to be kept clear.
‘‘Just while they start to grow a bit.
‘‘We just hope the ducks aren’t going to rip up our plants.’’
The McFaull lagoon work is stage two of the restoration project.
Organisers are hoping to gain funding for stage three soon.
Stage one saw four lagoons drained, pest fish culled and endangered southern pygmy perch introduced.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
GVAC women Rachel Pratt and Jacquie Fitzpatrick showed the men, and the large crowd at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday, March 28, they have what it takes when competing in the men’s classes.
Two international backpackers have taken aim at contractors who hired them to pick fruit in the region without payment.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
Local MP calls for community applications
A special event will take place at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
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Concerned Costerfield residents had the chance to voice their antimony health concerns last week after an independent facilitator was appointed.
Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
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