These floods caused significant damage to the historic town of St Albans and the river’s riparian vegetation, in some areas uprooting mature eucalypts more than 12 metres tall and 20 years old, while the understory and ground cover layers were largely wiped out.
We need community members to come lend a hand and plant over 300 native species, including eucalypts, callistemons, sandpaper figs, and cheese trees. These have powerful root systems that will help the trees become established and play an important role in returning some plant diversity to the midstory canopy.
Additionally, these larger trees will be accompanied by Mat rush and flax lilies to help with shoring up the riverbank to protect it from erosion and lessen the amount of soil that enters the waterway.
All equipment and instructions will be provided, and the event will include lunch. Please bring drinking water and wear long sleeves, pants, sturdy boots, and sun protection.
Registration is essential. We hope to see you there!
The project is part of OzFish’s Driving Fish Habitat Action partnership with Landcare NSW, with funding support from Recreational Fishing Trusts and BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing.