HRA volunteers wanted to help clean up Toorongo Falls Camp Ground.

Here is an opportunity for HRA members to assist in the clean up and preservation of a camping ground situated in the Noojee area, which is a location often used by several rally clubs including the HRA.  

Proposed Joint Venture with DS&E
Toorongo Falls Camp Ground

The Proposal: That a committee be formed with representatives of the 4 clubs that use the Noojee forests to hold their rallies. i.e. PAC, Cerberus, Peugeot and HRA. This committee would work with DS&E to care for, and enhance the camp ground on behalf of all the members of the rally community. It is envisaged that this partnership would require no funds to be spent by the clubs, (DS&E to provide all materials required) only that the member clubs would provide labour at a number of working bees throughout the year. In return, DS&E will supply a sign acknowledging our ongoing commitment to care for the area and that this will foster a better relationship with the local community. As rallyists we all know how important that is.

The Camp ground: The camp ground is mostly undeveloped and consists of a sloping hillside with a few sites scratched into the hill. It is apparently extremely well patronised on long week ends and at Easter. It has a drop toilet and water can be taken from the river for drinking (you may wish to boil first). Currently there are no formal fire places and remnants of camp fires dot the hill reducing the available camp sites and detracting from the look of area.

The Process: A meeting has been set up with Rob Patrick at the campground on 1st Feb 2009 at 10.00 for him to explain the details of the partnership to the clubs membership. It would be beneficial if as many members as possible were to attend the initial meeting/working bee. Morning tea will be supplied during the informal meeting then I think a walk to the falls would be mandatory. Some garbage bags will be available for those who wish to help clean up the rubbish left by previous campers. You may wish to stay around for lunch or alternately there are a number of opportunities to dine in Noojee itself.

Getting There: An early morning run will commence from the BP service centre, Princess Hwy, Longwarry at 08.00. This will take in some of the best Bitumen roads the area has to offer. Make sure you stuff this flyer in the glove box if you are bringing a CH plated car. If you wish to take in some of the gravel roads in the area you may make your own way there.
Please bring a cup and plate if you want morning tea at the camp ground.
Some participants will be arriving on Saturday Jan 31st and camping overnight. Anyone is invited to join us and share a drink and a yarn around the camp fire (fire ban permitting)

Want more information? Feel free to get in touch with Greg Wyatt. Phone 59432472 or Mobile 0429382368 or email Hope to see a good turn out on the day.

If anyone is interested in being the club representative or participating, please contact Kate Officer 9459 2265 ah or 0418 113 433.