An exciting field trip looking at range expansion of the Giant Freshwater Crayfish, sustainable farm management practices, and how plastic recycling is done in the North.
Registration at QVmag entrance opens from 8.15am.
Cafe Blue, next to the departure area, is open from 8.00am for all your coffee, snack and toilet needs before the trip departs.
- Bus leaves from QVMAG, Inveresk at 8.45am.
- A gentle walk on private land in Lilydale, looking at one the many sites of rehabilitation aiming to expand the range of the Giant Freshwater Crayfish. This is the largest freshwater invertebrate in the world!
- Farm tour of Greenside in Pipers River –sustainable agriculture is key to the way that Jenny, Brian and Will run their farm. Biochar, composting, riparian rehabilitation, and shelterbelt plantings will all be a part of the farm tour.
- Stopping at Jansz Winery for a packed lunch with beautiful views of the vineyard.
- After lunch we’ll be heading to Envorinex, to see how they transform waste plastics into 100% recycled products
- Back to the QVMAG carpark in Inveresk by approximately 4pm.
Photo above: Giant Freshwater Crayfish training session in Lilydale. By NRM North
Photo below: Envorinex plastic plant by The Examiner
Please remember to bring:
- Clothes for all weather
- A water bottle
- Walking shoes
- Binoculars (optional) if you are interested in spotting some wildlife along the way
- Don't forget daylight savings starts today, and clocks move forward one hour
Drive time 2 hours. 5 hours for talks and lunch. 8.45am – 4.15pm. Approximately 7.5 hours total.
Early ticket holders will be emailed in September to select their trip.