One of the areas that we really enjoy working and walking in is a strand of Grey-box forest at Eynesbury. I’ve written of my joys of Grey-box a number of times and the area is primarily flat, open and easy to negotiate. Apart from the usual fire access track, the Eastern Grey Kangaroo mobs that roam the area have left some very useful pad tracks that make getting around the area simple.
Eynesbury village has among other things—well apart from the golf course—a connection with the forest and locals are quite proud of the beautiful area. One of the locals, Chris Lunardi, is committed to helping people understand the environment, and the challenges of returning the forest to a pristine state.
To that end, one of his activities is a bi-monthly bird walk through the forest. From humble beginnings this has grown to a well patronised activity, and something, EE, Mr An Onymous and I try to get to each session.
To add to that, Chris has been awarded the 2017 Dame Phyllis Frost award at the Keep Victoria Beautiful, Sustainable Cities
“This is a very prestigious award and is a just award for such a passionate environmentalist.”
This is a video link to Facebook for receiving the award. Well done Chris, the hard work has been worth it.
The Eynesbury Environment Group also received a “Highly Commended” runner up award under the Protection of the Environment banner. This also is great achievement for such a young group and congratulations to all those involved.