2012-11-03&04 Upper Murrumbidgee River Angle Crossing to Tharwa
The weekend involved 2 activities. O Saturday seven of us worked on the sand bars about 500m down stream of Angle Crossing. We were treating black willows that had previously cut and pained with round up by contractor but the sand on the island shifter and some survived. this time we cut and painted all the smaller stems and injected the larger ones hoping this would keep the sand in place untill they completed died. After treating the black willows we paddled back to Angle croosing car park finishin up about 5pm. We treated about 1500 stems and only completed half the work on that sand bar and there is another sand bar with about half the number of black willows on it and so i would estimate we would need another 14 man days to complete the primary control.
On the sunday six of the group paddle to the thrid sand bar and spent about an hour treating about another 100 stems and took the off cuts to the right hand bank. We then paddled on to raft the gorge section down to tharwa and treated another 10 or so and so the good news is the black willows that produced seed where not high enough to send the seed a long way in the wind.
Participants: Jeff Cottrell, Andrew Attewell, Tom Robb, Anthony Mann, Peter Benson, Harry Brown, Tessa Bird & Karen Lummis