OzFish Lake Macquarie Chapter worked with the Community Environment Network to support native fish species, wildlife and vegetation along Cedar Brush Creek.

15 hours


200 plants


150m of riverbank




Community engagement and education 

OzFish, Landcare NSW, and the Community Environment Network hosted a community planting day on the 17th of March 2023. 

Volunteers that attended the day were briefed on how these plants will improve water quality, provide habitat and ultimately help our native fish populations. The planting contractor then pointed out the invasive plants that were being replaced and provided a planting strategy for the day to ensure each native plant was positioned to have the right conditions for success.   


Planting native trees and vegetation contributes to the long term vision to regenerate this area along Cedar Brush Creek.

Building on previous weeding and planting work done by the Community Environment Network, we are now one step closer to turning this once weed impacted grazing property back into a biodiverse and productive wildlife refuge. 

Volunteers planted a variety of Forest Oaks, Red Cedars, and a number of fast-growing native sprawling shrub-groundcover species to help shore up the riverbanks with their root structures and provide native fish in the water with an important source of food and shade.

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The project is part of OzFish’s Driving Fish Habitat Action partnership with Landcare NSW, with funding support from Recreational Fishing Trusts, Community Environment Network and BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing.