Friends of Sassafras Creek (FOSC) are working with Parks Victoria and local
residents to remove approximately 35 cypress (Cryptomeria) and several
large sycamore maples, at the entry to the Sassafras Creek Nature
Conservation reserve, near Perrins Creek headwaters.
Friends of Sassafras Creek
NEWS December 2015
FOSC has been successful in receiving 2 Grants in Round 1 of ‘Dandenong Ranges Environmental and Bushfire Grants
1 Community removal of Hazardous cypress trees reducing the fire hazard with weeding and revegetation. Most of the cypress trees now removed. Tree removal in progress. Rehabilitation and revegetation with the help of PV.
2 Weed reduction and reducing fire risk at the Sassafras Creek Headwaters in the Sassafras Township. Amazing results so far, particularly in the area below Lennox Grove and the back of the Mechanics Hall in Sassafras. Excellent works at the headwaters. Another 12 months to complete.
Threatened Species Grant – for further works in the headwaters of Perrins Creek.
Melbourne Water support grant for 2015/6 received.
Sunday: 4th Sunday – see web page for details
Wednesdays: Mid week at Lyrebird Falls and other areas (see web page for dates).
Events in 2015
Melbourne Water - Water Watch
Monthly (see web page calendar for details).
Drain damage at headwaters of Sassafras Creek, behind shops in Sassafras. Yarra Ranges Council has carried out works in late June, adding coir logs to the eroded areas. Further study to be completed tor work out ways of slowing water flow into the area.
FOSC continues to work with Yarra Ranges Council, Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria, Community Weed Alliance of the Dandenongs and other local environment groups.
Green Army supervised by Darcy Duggan from CWAD, working along Sassafras Creek, Perrins Creek, headwaters Casells Creek (tributary of Sassafras Creek).
Yarra Ranges Council has carried out roadside weed works along both The Crescent/Sassafras Creek Roads and Perrins Creek Road.
Community Weed Alliance of the Dandenongs for the removal of tradescantia from the waterway (approx. 2 m either side).
24 January 2016