Volunteers took water samples from 18 sites in the Moorabool Catchment. Using exciting new technology known as EnviroDNA or eDNA, these water samples were tested for Platypus DNA fragments to tell us the abundance and distribution of Platypus in the Moorabool River systems.
We support our members to plant a minimum of 15,000 plants each year. Opportunities for larger scale bio-link wildlife corridors are also a priority for the group.
The group now has over 20 high definition motion sensing monitoring cameras. We use these to conduct fauna monitoring programs twice a year. Cameras are also available to member to use on their own properties.
Gardens for Wildlife is a voluntary program for land holders who are interested creating wildlife habitats on their property. The program aims to bring the community together to support our local plants and animals and increase our understanding of the region’s unique wildlife.
We assist landholders undertake invasive plant control through a number of projects and assistance schemes. Most recently we delivered a Gorse control program with funding from the Victorian Gorse Taskforce. We were able to undertake 28 hectares of Gorse control.
We host a number of educational seminars and events every year for members and the public to learn more about conservation, sustainability and land management.