Unlocking a hidden gem

VEILED BEAUTY: Glenda Janas hopes many hands will make light work in the first of a four stage project at the Clearwater Reserve. PHOTO: Brad Worrall

IT’S one of Myrtleford’s hidden gems and a volunteer army is hoping to unlock the mystery.

The Clearwater Reserve just off the Great Alpine Road on the western entry to the town was allegedly once home to school swimming carnivals.

But the picture perfect riverside setting is now hidden from view – blackberries and other weeds blocking access and the vista.

Myrtleford Landcare’s Glenda Janas said the reserve has the potential to become a focal point for tourists and the town itself.

They just need some extra hands to match some recently acquired funding.

“We were lucky enough to get some modest funding and hopefully we can now get the community on board to lend a hand,” Mrs Janas said.

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