In the middle of last week, members of the Sandon Environmental Alliance were lead on a weed removal expedition by National Parks Rangers.
Small, but beautiful Plover Island at the mouth of the Sandon River was the scene and bitou and lantana the main targets.
The National Parks Rangers helped us identify weeds and joined us in removing the invading masses. Sometimes this involved crawling of all fours to get at the offending roots.
Although often distracted by passing pods of whales, the mission was accomplished with plans for a follow-up in a few weeks times.
National Parks efforts often go unnoticed, be they rescuing trapped dolphins or trapping feral pigs; restoring degraded lands or fighting bush fires – our National Parks workers do the lot.
This letter is to publicly thank the NP Rangers for their time, expertise and direction. We really appreciate your work.
Dr Brian Whitelaw,
President SEA Inc
Chamber golf day
I would like to thank the following members of the Maclean Chamber and Golf Club for their remarkable efforts in raising $2,000 in a charity Golf Game last Sunday week. Geoff Grayson and his team at the Golf Club. Peter Thompson for his work on the Day and prior to. Graeme Coads Brilliant Auction. The Day however cannot be successful without generous sponsors.
We would like to thank the following for their generous support: Moran Service Centre; The Clarence Hotel; Maclean Cellars; Tea on the Terrace; Ta`chelle; LJ Hooker; Silk and Oak; Maclean Natural Health; Maclean Picture Framing; Sky Lounge; Maclean Outdoors; Coffee Art; Ripples on the Clarence; Colours on the Clarence; John Riggall; Mick Eaton; The Ladies Auxiliary, and the joint sponsors Macleans Golf Club and Chamber.
The monies raised were for the Hospital Auxiliary.
David Cooper, Joint
vice president Maclean
Chamber of Commerce