OzFish Richmond Chapter is working with Boat Harbour Landcare, to reduce erosion and improve water quality along Coopers Creek. This will support native fish species, wildlife and vegetation.

Community planting day to be hosted


1.3 kilometres of fencing to be installed

400 native trees and shrubs to be planted

Community planting day to deliver healthy habitat 

OzFish and Landcare NSW will be hosting a community planting day as part of this project.  

The 400 native trees and shrubs that will be planted will play an important role in shoring up the riverbanks and preventing soil and other debris being washed into the creek – improving the water quality. 

The volunteers will also remove more than 2.5 square kilometres of invasive weeds from along the riverbanks, providing the native trees space to grow and thrive. 

The new fence will keep neighbouring cattle away from the freshly planted riparian zone and stop the cattle trampling the riverbanks and contributing to erosion. 

The trees overhanging the creek will also provide an important source of food and shade for native fish, such as the Australian bass that inhabit the creek.

Donate to OzFish today to help projects like this one across Australia.


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

Thanks to the OzFish Landcare NSW partnership, there are now more much-needed fish habitat projects underway across New South Wales

find out more