Oaks Estate Progress Association is very pleased to announce that stage 2, of Molonglo River rehabilitation is to continue in Oaks Estate.
A recent announcement by TAMS has confirmed the continuation of the Restoration of Waterways Project. The project will see the removal of willows and other exotic species including blackberry and pyracantha along a section of the Molonglo, between River St and the bridge crossing on Oaks Estate Rd. It is important to note, not all exotics are to be removed as some are to remain due to their heritage value belonging to early plantings, some that predate ‘Canberra’ and to ensure the river bank stability.
The work will commence this week and involve the poisoning of the larger trees and woody weeds. This work will occur over the next three weeks. It is anticipated that tree removal will begin in mid January with revegetation in early Autumn 2013.
If the revegation is as successful as previous work undertaken upstream, to the ACT NSW border (Railway Bridge) it will in time provide a vital habitat area for wildlife and a return to a free flowing water course.
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Though the work is sign posted,the OEPA ask all river users to be mindful of the work occurring and use common sense when in this area. It is also important to stress DO NOT EAT THE BLACKBERRIES
Any questions relating to the work should be directed to: Restoration of Waterways and Surrounds Project, TAMS.