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The willow war on the Tyenna ramps up

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Volunteer at work treating willows

The work of Willow Warriors and local residents continues to help restore one of Tasmania’s premier trout-fishing rivers, the Tyenna. On Monday 2 March, eight Willow Warriors joined Derwent Catchment Project staff for the first working bee to control upstream willows on the Tyenna and its tributaries near Maydena.

This working bee focused on controlling crack willow on Pillingers Creek, which flows into the Tyenna upstream from the township and marked the start of a strategic approach towards eradicating willows from the Tyenna, made possible by funding from the Fisheries Habitat Improvement Fund.

Willow Warriors working bees on these upstream sections of the Tyenna will proceed every Monday during March. The working bees are not all work, as when you get a group of anglers together, spontaneous fly-casting practice at lunchtime is just what happens.

For more information go to: https://www.derwentcatchment.org/programs/floods-river-restoration/tyenna-river-restoration/

To provide feedback on the River Recovery Plans or to join the Willow Warriors, get in touch with Magali from the Derwent Catchment Project on: magali@derwentcatchment.org or 0424 277 226.

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