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Working together towards a common goal

OzFish members are working together with landowners and Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group to restore the riparian vegetation along Horden’s Lagoon. The project will plant native vegetation corridors, install riparian protection fencing and host community planting days.

Once completed it is expected that the local ecosystem will be enhanced, water quality improved and valuable habitat for many terrestrial and aquatic species established.

Fish love trees

By planting native grasses and shrubs in the catchment, we are ensuring our native fish have a better chance to flourish and thrive.

Native vegetation plays an important role in maintaining water quality as it helps filter sediments, nutrients, and pollutants from run-off before they enter our waterways.

Plus, up to 40% of a freshwater fish’s diet can also come from surrounding vegetation, so it’s important we provide a place for these insects and terrestrial species to reside. 


12 August 2021 | Community Planting Day Set To Revitalise Fish Habitat In Horden’s Lagoon

A new crop of native trees and plants are set to breathe new life into the banks of Horden’s Lagoon at Wirlinga as Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group and OzFish Unlimited prepare for an upcoming community planting day on Sunday August 22nd. Volunteers will meet at Horden’s Lagoon, Riverina Highway, Wirlinga at 9.30am and get their hands dirty planting native vegetation over three hours out on the field. The restoration will help stabilise banks, preventing erosion while also providing valuable habitat of aquatic wildlife and birdlife.

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This project was made possible by the OzFish-Landcare NSW partnership with funding support from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts.

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

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