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Summer Hill Creek Wetlands and Streambank Day
4 Nov 2011
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With some lovely spring weather, a small group of Landcarer's met at the Third Crossing on Summer Hill Creek near Orange to look at and learn about wetland and streambank vegetation.

On hand to share their knowledge of wetland and streambank vegetation was Clayton Millar from the Central Catchment Management Authority and Allan Adams, a PhD student student from Charles Sturt University in Orange (scroll down for more).  

Allan is researching sustainable options for Newcrest Mining to construct wetlands, planted with native grasses to capture and store the excess metals, copper, manganese and zinc leaching from the excavated waste rock dumps. 

Duck soup was a hit hor lunch, and was surely appreciated after the planting of about 200 wetland plants into a shallow dam on the property.

It was a good time to learn more about our local wetland plants and to reflect on ongoing rehabilitation around Summer Hill Creek.

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