Who Dug Here?

John Anderson reported this ‘bird hole’ dug by swans and ducks on the verge of one of his lakes (Cockajemmy Lakes) near Willaura. The birds dig to find less saline water to wash their beaks as the the lakes are so salty – bird hole about 10000 ecu and lakes about 30000 ecu.
The brolgas favour another lake and dig differently…
Digging by brolga

Digging by brolga

bird hole

Hole dug by swan or duck

Winter Forum

Friday 19th July, starting at 10am, at the Lake Bolac Bowling Club.

Come to the Beyond Bolac Winter Forum and hear a range of speakers on an exciting array of subjects. Catch up with others in your community, and hear what is going on around you.

BEYOND BOLAC winter forum program.

Fiery Creek Project

The CMA is running a project in the upper reaches of the Fiery Creek. Have a look at the information sheet to see how you can be involved.

Fiery Creek Project Flyer

Lake Bolac Eel Festival

The Lake Bolac Eel Festival is on again – Saturday 23rd March, 11am – midnight. Click here to download the poster for information on bands and performances.

Eel Festival

Merry Christmas

We hope you have a great harvest and hope you get a chance to have a break at some stage over Christmas.  See you again in 2013.

Soil Event

DPI is running a soils field day with a range of speakers. Click on the flyer for more information.

DPI Subsoil Constraints Field Day Flyer – Yaloak Estate Ballan

Riparian Habitat Corridors

Beyond Bolac was successful in receiving $150,700 from the Caring for our Country funding round. The project will enhance ten kilometres of riparian vegetation along key sections of the Fiery Creek. Tubestock planting, direct seeding, fencing to control grazing, and weed control will increase the quality of riparian habitat and augment natural regeneration.

Please contact Bill Sharp if you are interested in being involved.

2012 Lake Bolac Eel Festival

This year’s theme is Flow – of lava, water and story. March 24.


Lake Bolac Eel Festival Poster

Landcare Facilitator for Beyond Bolac

DSE has announced today that Beyond Bolac is one of the groups to receive funding for a Landcare Facilitator.  This is exciting news for the group, who has a part time Facilitator funded by The Norman Wettenhall Foundation.  This new position is going to strengthen Beyond Bolac’s work and help to bring the vision to life.  More details in the media release below.


Landcare Coordinator Positions

Making the Most of Your Wetlands

Wed 2 November 9am

The catchment of the Fiery Creek contains perhaps the most wetlands of any catchment in the Glenelg Hopkins region, with a very diverse range from drained and ‘dry’ to almost permanent wetlands.  At the moment so many are full for the first time in about 15 years, changing the potential management of them almost completely.

Beyond Bolac Catchment Action Group invites you to attend a wetlands forum, starting at the Streatham Hall at 9am.  The forum will include a wetlands visit, and a diverse range of interesting speakers.  Email Bill Sharp to book a spot or phone 0418 542 687.

Flood Recovery Program

Money is available for repair works for landowners affected by the floods.  Call Peter Waldron or Dion Borg at the Glenelg Hopkins CMA on
5571 2526 for more information.

Native Grass Plantation Working Bee

Sat 14 May 9:00am-5:00pm and Sun 15 May 9:00am-12:00pm at the Lake Bolac Boatshed

Lake Bolac Landcare and Beyond Bolac members, friends and family are invited to help create a plantation of native grasses on the steep slope near the boatshed at Lake Bolac. A dedicated team of Eel Festival visitors will be on site to help lay the weed mat and plant several thousand native grasses and flowers specially propagated for the site by David Franklin. You are invited to contribute several hours to the project and share a BBQ lunch both days. Morning and afternoon tea will also be provided. A general invitation has been issued to the Lake Bolac Community and we are hoping to have LB College students participate on Friday and /or Monday.

Please come and lend a hand with this exciting project. Bring gardening gloves, wear strong shoes and old clothes.  For more information, contact
Nolene Fraser: 5350 2268 or 0438 502268

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