Werribee River Biolink Project - Site Visits 2 and 3
The second site visited on 28 September 2011 was Hopetoun Park to the east of Bacchus Marsh. Unfortunately the rain bucketed down and the photos are not clear.
The third site visited was the Werribee River Volcanic Gorge adjacent to Western Water's Surbiton Park Recycled Water Plant. Here the team witnessed the phased weed eradication and revegetation projects completed by Western Water and the Pinkerton Land and Environment Group.
Pinkerton Land and Environment Group gained a grant in 2005 from Port Philip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority for the Werribee River Volcanic Gorge Restoration project. Western Water, a LeadWest member, also contributed funds to the project, enabling a major assault on weeds to occur.
Sections of the Volcanic gorge were made available for restoration by the generosity of Woodhouse Holdings. Restoration works commenced on a section of the river known as the Poa Flat.