The owners of this property grew up on the Mornington Peninsula, and enjoyed playing in the bush. Having seen how the Peninsula’s environment has degraded in many areas over time, they wanted to help conserve what is left for themselves and future generations. HRF became involved in 2018 and have been assisting the owners in removing weeds from the hills and creekline. This site will soon be hosting guided walks, to show people an example of a ‘works-in-progress’. Stay tuned!
This project involved the removal of a number of large Poplar Trees and Willows from the banks of the Genoa River, along with controlling other high-threat weeds. In conjunction with the Genoa Town Committee, this is the latest stage of a long-term commitment by many people, to improving the health of the Genoa River.
This property was one of the original inspirations for the creation of HRF. Beginning in 1989, the project saw the transformation from degraded grazing paddocks, to full wetland and bushland habitat; some 50 acres. Having won an award, and later becoming surrounded by Greens Bush National Park, it is an amazing example of what can be achieved. HRF has helped with habitat restoration, wetland habitat creation, and revegetation on this property.
One of HRF’s first projects, we began restoring this forest in 2006. With a history of logging and cattle grazing, the forest and creekline had become infested with weeds. Through gradual removal of weeds, followed by small burns and revegetation, we have brought this forest back to pristine condition. Now an award-winning project, and the subject of University studies, HRF hosts guided walks throughout the year.
We began restoring a property near Lunawanna-allonah in 2017. The property was a dilapidated cattle farm, overrun with high threat weeds. The property also supports over 100Ha of high quality bushland and coastal vegetation that was very biodiverse. Scout cameras and surveys revealed the presence of Quolls and 40-spotted Pardalotes to name a few of the special Australian species found there. One of our contractors, Environmental Restorations P/L, lent a much needed hand in those hard to reach places. The high threat weeds, such as Ragwort, Spanish Heath and various thistles had invaded deeply into the bushland. Over the next few years we undertook large scale sensitive weed eradication works in the bushland and paddocks.
This reserve has large open grassed areas, surrounded by bushland and several seasonal creeks that flow into a lake. HRF, in partnership with Dromana Rotary Club, Hillview Quarries and RACV, are restoring the creeks via large scale weed removal and revegetation. We are also improving the amenity of the park via the installation of shade trees and the creation of walking tracks that link with Arthurs Seat State Park.
This property contains the headwaters of Spring Creek, but was severely degraded by cattle grazing. Beginning in 2005, cattle were excluded, and restoration of the creekline has continued ever since. On six separate occasions, the project has been significantly expanded to create a variety of habitats for all kinds of flora and fauna. HRF frequently hosts guided walks on this property, to educate people on how to restore creeks, wetlands and bushland on a large scale.