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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Dalmeny Narooma Bushwalkers News

Above: Shell Point Clean up - walkers getting tired, from left to right - Cindy Chipchase, Andries Dijkstra, Grace Lowe, Beris Jenkins, Elaine Cuthbert, Emma Platyus from Council, Lizzie Jones. On Thursday 27 June, walk leader Jan Thomas with help from Emma Patyus from Council Land Care and 11 Dalmeny Narooma Bushwalkers, grabbed bags and gloves for the annual clean-up of Shell Point on the south side of Wagonga Inlet. A few years ago, the walkers discovered they could not walk out to Shell Point mainly due to weeds. Lantana, Mothers of Millions, Cape Ivy and Asparagus Fern. They contacted Land Care Eurobodalla and Emma Patyus responded by assisting the walkers in clearing up the area of weeds and rubbish. Emma advised them that just once a year if they would like to get in there and check for weeds and rubbish it will stay pristine. Emma was correct. This time the walkers hardly found weeds, what they did find was really hard under the bushes, and with a few bags of bottles, plastic, 2 rusty bikes, car batteries, some plastic from oyster days, the couple of hours work payed off. The walkers just covered 3km a little of the Ringlands Track and Shell Point. They will return again next year. Emma said "You are such an awesome bunch of people to be around and hard workers to boot"! Saturday 29 June, another beautiful winters day. 8 walkers headed west into Bodalla State Forest, to Red Knob, Makins Creek area. Led by Kerren Ogg and Jan Thomas, they were led on a bike trail to start the easy medium walk of 8km. After a short distance they came upon a bike sign Tasty Possum, probably name of the bike trail, which led them down to the Old Scenic Drive. Being such a nice day, the walkers wanted to walk along Makins Creek, finding lovely moss covered logs, rocks, many types of orchids. They then bush bashed their way back to the Old Scenic drive, found another bike trail which led them back up to Red Knob where they had lunch, then a short distance walk back to the cars. Kerren and Jan were thanked for the walk. The next two walks scheduled are further away, one south around Quaama area and one north near Nelligen Clyde River, for more details see the website

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