TOGS exhibition extended

The TOGS photo show has been extended for a week and will now run until 31 October. So still plenty of time to drop in and have a look at the wonderful range of local bush photos. 

Janet Barker’s contribution to the TOGS FOBIF exhibition:

Vicroads massacre planned – goodbye to the trees. Photo: Janet Barker, Pyrenees Highway
January 2019

These are three of 140 trees removed by Vicroads in early 2019 as part of their road widening and barrier installation project through the Muckleford Forest between Muckleford South and Newstead. This stretch of road traverses important bird habitat, including the Swift Parrot, and is a wildlife corridor for many more species. It was also much loved for its aesthetic values.

 After a lengthy engagement with Vicroads, community members managed to save six trees from destruction and some wire rope barriers were replaced with metal guardrail. Speed limit reduction through the forest is still being pursued.

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