The Helidon Hills/Murphy’s Creek Landcare Group in conjunction with SEQ Catchments, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, and the Queensland and Australian Governments are hosting a BBQ on Friday 8th April, 2011 to formally launch the Murphy’s Creek Debris Cleanup and Restoration Project.
Representatives from the Helidon Hills /Murphy’s Landcare Group including President, Henk Hagedoorn, and Project Community Coordinator, Snow Manners will be in attendance at the Recovery Centre, Murphy’s Creek Grounds, Jessie’s Lane, Murphy’s Creek, together with representatives from SEQCatchment and Lockyer Valley Regional Council.
This 3 month project will involve the clean-up and limited creek restoration of 24 kilometres of Murphy’s Creek extending from Ballard in the west to where the Fifteen Mile Creek enters, east of Murphy’s Creek township. Its focus is to restore the environmental integrity of the creek.
Cleanup activities will centre on removing the remaining rubbish/litter that accumulated along the creek during the January 10 flood not already removed, as well as removing or moving selected fallen trees that threaten the stability of the creek bank.
Following cleanup efforts some limited restoration activities will occur which will include weed control, revegetation and riparian fencing. On ground activities will commence Monday 11 April 2011.