Thanks to Mark Paganni from Conservation Volunteers Australia, we were invited to host a team of 9 volunteers plus a California Conservation Corps team plus one team leader to assist with clearing and brush cutting the walking tracks. The timing was perfect. Recent rain and warmer temperatures had seen a massive growth of grasses and fire risk had been a worry for the Friends. Within minutes of arriving the air was filled with the sound of 6 brush cutters, with other members raking away the cut grass. With the main tracks clear of high grass, those enjoying a walk on the Reserve were reassured that the way is clear again for them to enjoy the ambience of this wonderful reserve in the heart of Daylesford. And all of this happened on Wednesday December 11th, just in time for the serious fire season.