The 6th Creek Catchment Group hope you find this website useful and of interest with the range of information provided on how to care for the water course and it’s riparian zones  as well as the riparian rehabilitation projects carried out by Sixth Creek Catchment volunteers. New volunteers are always welcomed and you are encouraged to contact us if you would like to be involved.

Winter in the Catchment

Winter is a great time for weeding! You can cut & swab woody weeds with a suitable herbicide (eg. Erica, Broom, Olive). Hand pulling is another option, but consider saving your back and try out a tree popper available for hire from the Sixth Creek Catchment Group.
Thickets of Blackberry can be slashed/mowed over winter but be prepared for regrowth to appear in spring. You can then follow up with a spray of the regrowth or continued slashing.
Remember it is important to take before and after photos of work you have done to improve your property. The effects of weed control work over summer will show up now, or perhaps you have fenced stock away from bushland or creek areas and regeneration is occurring?
If you’re planning on revegetating land or waterways in the winter months, now is the time to prepare your sites through slashing or spraying the surrounding grasses to reduce competition for the native plants. Wondering what to plant? Take a look at our Revegetation Species List to help you choose the right plants for your property.
Trees for Life seedling orders must be in by 31st July – phone 8406 0500 for further information.

Keep an eye out for winter flowering native plants such as Acacia pycnantha Golden Wattle and Epacris impressa (Native heath).

Acacia Pycnanthus