Excursion: Saturday June 10th, 1:30pm, “McCay Reservoir”

Leader: Kylie McLennan (Coliban Water)

Rescheduled from May.  Due to illness, Kylie was unable to lead this trip in May but we are pleased that she can lead this field trip to McCay Reservoir for our June excursion.  This will be a rare opportunity to see this site, which is not open to the public.  The reservoir, which is the source of Castlemaine’s water consists of approximately 180ha and a variety of vegetation classes and quality, therefore providing some unique diversity.  Kylie will show us the reserve and explain how water is transferred from Malmsbury Reservoir via the Coliban Main Channel and Poverty Gully Channel tunnel, via a channel through the hill.

Meet: at the car park opposite the Castle Motel, Duke St for 1:30pm departure.

Bring: water, afternoon tea, sturdy shoes and if necessary, wet weather gear.

Boot Hygiene: due to the concern of spreading plant pathogens in our soils, please clean your boots thoroughly before leaving home (scrub off dirt and remove seeds).  On arrival at the reservoir, we will spray the soles of our boots with Phytoclean.  Again, we will brush etc. off our boots before leaving.

The Field Trip will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.