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Riparian Walk #1 – Polly McQuinns to Gooram Falls

The first walk in the series of six walks started at the Polly McQuinns weir and finished at the Gooram Falls car park on the Merton side (number 2).

There was a great turnout, with 28 walkers coming out to enjoy the perfect weather and beautiful scenery of the Seven Creeks Reserve.

Amongst the group were experts in Geology, Australian flora, local catchments and groundwater, bushwalking and rogaining. Along the way, walkers were treated to some amazing facts about the waterway that added another depth to the experience.

Blackberry locations were logged via GPS along the way to use as a reference for any control efforts, and the SRCMN drone had it’s maiden flight to capture some of the unique scenery from above.

Apart from a couple of hair raising moments and an appearance by a particularly large black snake, the walk went smoothly, although it concluded a bit later than expected.

A big thank you to all who came, and especially those who helped ferry walkers up and down the hill.

Ian Cruickshank

Map courtesy of Ian Cruickshank

Ian Cruickshank

Map courtesy of Ian Cruickshank