The restoration of healthy habitat along the Oxley River, at Travis Campbell Park, is a great example of like-minded groups coming together to achieve a common goal.
OzFish Tweed River Chapter with Tweed Landcare, Tweed Bait, and Tweed Shire Council delivered significant improvements to benefit native fish, including Australia bass, wildlife, vegetation and the local community now and for future generations.
By planting over 550 native trees, the volunteers will be addressing the damage that has been done over a number of years. The root structure of the native trees will stabilise the riverbanks, helping to mitigate flood events and reduce soil run off into the Oxley River.
The trees will also provide an important source of shade and food for fish in the river. Up to 40 per cent of a bass’ diet is made up of critters that don’t live in the water but fall into it from overhanging vegetation.