Spring has brought with it an increased workload both in the field and in the office for a group of south-west volunteers.
The committee and friends of the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail used a fine morning on Tuesday to come out in big numbers for a working bee.
This venture included planting trees, weeding, machinery maintenance and grass cutting.
Rail trail committee secretary Ian Bodycoat said the group was also working hard on sourcing funding through grants to buy a new zero-turn mower, similar to what is used by local councils. This mower would cost up to $16,000.
The group is currently restricted to a smaller ride-on mower and the use of a tractor loaned by a volunteer.