From Top to Bottom-How people along the Powlett River are managing its health

See how different people are looking after their ‘patch’ along the special Powlett River.

Starting at Prom Country Cheese in the upper catchment, delegates will meet with farm’s owners, Bronwyn and Burke Brandon and learn about their sheep dairy enterprise, their cheese-making and extensive Landcare works. In 2015 Prom Country Cheese were named the Best Food or Wine Producer in Gippsland. Take part in a guided walk and try some of the cheese produced by the Brandon family.

Next up is Paul Spier’s amazing revegetated property. Enjoy a guided farm walk throughout his completely revegetated site, and meet the always colourful and entertaining Paul Speirs. He has transformed his once blackberry ridden gully and bare paddocks into an example of best practice riparian revegetation including recreating temperate rainforest.

Delegates will enjoy a lunch on site in nature catered by Olives at Loch. Olives at Loch specialise in homemade, freshly baked goodies, using the best produce from around South Gippsland.

The final stop will be the Powlett Estuary where you will learn about how the WGCMA is working with landholders in the catchment and managing issues over the closure of the mouth and issues with inundation on farmland.

Cost: $60 per person (includes transport, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)

Once registered the schedule with timings will be provided.

The Poowong/Powlett field trip will depart from Federation Square at 8.00am on Wednesday, 21 September 2016.

*There will be quite a bit of walking on this field trip and we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes.

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