This project is funded by the Coffs Harbour City Council Environmental Levy and has been renewed every year since 2000. In this time Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare has received a total of $990 000 from the levy for this project which has helped to support our 300+ volunteers undertake rehabilitation and revegetation works across 32 sites in the Coffs Harbour region.
- The day-to-day volunteer and administrative support by Landcare officers
- The training of volunteers including targeted on-site training as well as first aid, chemcert etc.
- Tools and materials such as hand tools, plants and herbicides for volunteers
- Personal protective equipment such as insect shield coveralls, hats, sunscreen and first aid kits
- Bush regenerator contractor support to perform initial weed control/chemical spraying on sites heavily affected with noxious and environmental weeds
- Materials and support of our community nursery that grows locally sourced plants for our work sites
The project has enabled our volunteers to
- maintain and enhance native vegetation condition
- control threatening processes (eg. vine weeds) to protect and rehabilitate endangered and threatened species and ecosystems
- increase habitat connectivity
- reduce the impacts of noxious and environmental weeds
- monitor and report new weed incursions
- improve water quality by minimising riparian erosion and reducing nutrient inputs
- raise awareness and educate the local community on their local environment
The Friends of Coffs Creek Landcare Group is a great example of what has been achieved under this project. This group works 3 days a week along 9 km of the Coffs Creek riparian zone. They carry out rehabilitation works on around 33ha of remnant bushland providing approximately 3000 volunteer hours per year. This area is a very important asset to the Coffs Harbour community as it contains two endangered ecological communities and many threatened species can be observed along Coffs Creek including a breeding pair of Powerful Owls and koalas. The Coffs Creek walk is a popular recreational facility for walkers and cyclists.
This project is funded by: