I attended the completiong of stage one of the flood water detention project on Griffin road, Tolga, this morning. It was humbling to see the 6,000 trees planted by volunteers, around a well-researched pond system. Congratulations to the project management between BRICMA, TRC, and volunteer groups. The environmental scientist at the heart of the project gave a precise and clear explanation about the project.
The TRC mayor, Tom Gilmore and Senator Jan McLucas officially opened the project.
The hundred or so people in attendance were very pleased with the project that models water and soil, and flora and fauna conservation at the interface of remnant forest, farming and urban landscapes. Hopefully it is just the beginning of not just conserving but improving this regional environment.