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Watson Woodlands Working Group
14 Jan 2013
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In July 2002, after a sustained 10 year community campaign against a housing development in north Watson, the Watson Community Association was successful in protecting an 18 hectare native grassy woodland. Watson Woodlands Working Group was then established to care for this woodland which is now called Jutice Robert Hope Park. The Park was expanded on August 2 2005 to include an additional 18ha. The Group has achieved a great deal by removing weeds and planting local natives.

They have also set up experimenting plots to monitor the success of different plantings.

The Watson Woodland Working Group continues to protect and enhance this endangered woodland. July 2012 marked the tenth anniversary of the Watson Woodland protection and was celebrated with an art competition and the launch of the revised brochure for Justice Robert Hope Park called "a rare patch"

To join the Watson Woodlands Working Group visit the Molonglo Catchment Group or the North Canberra Community Council website.

To join Watson Woodlands Working Group you can visit the Molonglo Catchment Group or the north Canberra Community Council websites.

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Community Environment #Conservation
Comments (1)
Holbrook Landcare Network Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:23pm

Congratulations a fitting legacy for all that hard work.