LATEST NEWS and EVENTS
FEBRUARY FLOODS IN THE AVON REGION
Early February saw very heavy rains across the southwest, with the Avon River having minor flooding. Many areas further out in the catchment (Lake Grace an example) had more serious flooding. Few people know of the extent of the Avon Catchment, with Lake Grace one of the more southern areas; Coolgardie is the eastern extremity, parts of Dalwalinu in the North, and extending to the Lake Moore area in the northeast. The catchment is 125,000 square kilometres in extent.
Above: The TFOR Picnic shelter
Left: 10th February 2017 photo Rebecca Meegan-Lowe
Right: 5th March 2017 (Clean Up Australia Day) - photo Wayne Clarke
THE BILYA WALK TRACK
The Bilya Walk Track, along the south-western bank of the Avon River in Toodyay is one of our regions most popular walks. If you haven't walked it yet you must put it on your 'to do' list. To view a map of its location - and features - click here
The Bilya walk track flanks Redbanks Pool, and passes the John Masters Bird Hide (a project of the Toodyay Naturalists' Club Inc.), connecting with Extracts Weir and the Millard's Pool picnic shelter. The Track features cultural and environmental interpretation, and further picnic facilities.
The Toodyay Friends of the River have made some changes to the middle section of the Bilya Walk Track, from Connor Bridge to Lloyd Reserve. The track follows the river more closely, providing a more pleasant outlook behind the businesses at the entrance to the town. Members upgraded this section during their September and October working bees. The next task is to control the weeds along this section, particularly bridal creeper. This will be added into our management programme.
For the latest copy of BIDDIP, the Friends great newsletter, click here
To see our 2017 Proramme click here
WHEATBELT NRM NEWSLETTERWheatbelt NRM is the sponsor of our Biddip Newsletter. To view the latest Wheatbelt NRM Newsletter (including back issues) click here
TFOR is a Supporter Member of Toodyay Tidy Towns; they are on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TidyTownsToodyay
Updated 16 March 2017