speaking up for creeks
My name is Ross Colliver and I’ve been living on Sandy Creek in Riddells Creek for the last 12 years.
About 20 years ago, I visited a guy down on Archies Creek in Gippsland. He had turned a weed-infested gully into a semi-temperate forest, shaded and spacious inside, a beautiful place. He hadn’t had to do much he said, push back the weeds and the birds brought in seed from native plants and it had grown itself back.
I thought to myself: ‘That would be a really cool thing to do, to fix up a creek’, and put the thought aside. I didn't know the seed of an idea had been planted. Years passed. I decided I wanted to live out of Melbourne, but close enough to get into the city for work.