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Landcare Partnership Year 2

18 more woody structures installed

12,000 trees planted

19.9km more riverbank restored

Year 2 Wrap Up Video

Landcare Partnership Year 2 Projects

Wambuul Macquarie, NSW

Wambuul Macquarie, NSW

The once-thriving native fish population within the Wambuul-Macquarie River, boasting species such as the Macquarie perch, Murray cod, silver perch, trout cod, and freshwater catfish, now faces a grim reality. Historic land clearing, invasive species, soil erosion, pollution, and other ...

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St Albans, NSW 2022

St Albans, NSW 2022

OzFish Hawkesbury-Nepean Chapter is working in partnership with Hawkesbury-Nepean Landcare Network and Hawkesbury City Council to restore native vegetation to the banks of the Macdonald River. This will improve water quality and enhance the habitat for fish, including Australian bass.  The ...

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Wilsons River, NSW 2022

Wilsons River, NSW 2022

OzFish, in partnership with Landcare NSW and Lismore City Council, will be returning native vegetation to the banks of Wilsons River to help reduce erosion and improve water quality, supporting native fish numbers.

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Cedar Brush Creek, NSW 2022

Cedar Brush Creek, NSW 2022

OzFish, in partnership with Landcare NSW and Community Environment Network, removed invasive weeds and planted native trees and vegetation to a section of riverbank along Cedar Brush Creek.

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Upper Orara, NSW 2022

Upper Orara, NSW 2022

OzFish, in partnership with Landcare NSW, has delivered extensive anti-erosion works along Fridays Creek to support native fish populations, including Australian bass, and platypus. The project is part of OzFish’s Driving Fish Habitat Action partnership with Landcare NSW, with funding support ...

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Oxley River (Tweed), NSW

Oxley River (Tweed), NSW

OzFish, in partnership with Landcare NSW and Tweed Shire Council, is restoring native trees to a stretch of the Oxley River, in the Tweed River catchment. The restored habitat will support native fish, including the Australian bass, and wildlife, such as the endangered pale-vented bush hen.

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Whittaker’s Lagoon, NSW

OzFish has been instrumental in transforming turning a lagoon once used by the Gomeroi/Kamilaroi people into a unique ‘living classroom’.  Whittaker’s Lagoon, near Moree, will now play an important role in educating high school students and young Traditional Owners about the environment and ...

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Cattai Creek, NSW

Cattai Creek, NSW

OzFish has planted more than 1,000 native grasses, shrubs and trees to combat riverbank erosion and create healthy habitat for native fish and wildlife, including the platypus. The project is part of OzFish’s Driving Fish Habitat Action partnership with Landcare NSW, with funding support ...

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Mehi River, NSW

Mehi River, NSW

The Mehi and adjacent Gwydir catchment areas cover more than 27,000 square kilometres and contain waterways that are in need of urgent restoration. OzFish is working with Moree Urban Landcare, as part of its partnership with Landcare NSW, to rebuild native fish numbers and engage the local ...

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Upper Horton River, NSW

Upper Horton River, NSW

OzFish has completed the restoration of 3.5 hectares of river frontage – establishing healthy habitat to support native fish, as well as the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater. The project is part of OzFish’s Driving Fish Habitat Action partnership with Landcare NSW, with funding ...

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Goonoo Goonoo Creek, NSW

Goonoo Goonoo Creek, NSW

OzFish Tamworth Chapter has been working with members of the local community to remove invasive weeds from a 2km stretch of the creek and improve the habitat for native fish species.

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Salt Bay and Black Neds Bay, Lake Macquarie, NSW

Salt Bay and Black Neds Bay, Lake Macquarie, NSW

The OzFish Hunter Chapter are working in collaboration with Lake Macquarie Landcare Volunteer Network, Bahtabah Local Aboriginal Land Council and Lake Macquarie City Council to rehabilitate Salt Bay and Black Neds Bay. The project will plant 1,200 native species with the hope to improve the ...

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During the last 12 months, it is a partnership that has seen Landcarers and OzFishers combine at 15 more locations across NSW.

They have been responsible for creating 60 new waterway homes for fish, planting more than 14 kilometres of native trees and shrubs, and removing invasive weeds and rubbish from over 30 kilometres of riverbanks.

1 NOVEMBER 2022 | Partnering on water and land to care for healthy fish habitats

As Australia’s only recreational fishing conservation charity, we have been achieving our objective of better habitats for better fishing for several years now. However, while we have taken many great steps towards restoring Australia’s waterways, the road is not a short one and there are other organisations that share similar goals. We want to use our experience and passion to mobilise our community of fishers to work with these organisations and scale-up our habitat restoration activities across Australia.

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5 SEPTEMBER 2022 | Conservation groups combine for Lake Macquarie

More than 1,000 native trees and bushes have been planted around Salts Bay and Black Neds Bay in Swansea NSW, in a move that will boost Lake Macquarie’s delicate saltmarsh habitat, support native fish and improve recreational fishing. OzFish, Australia’s recreational fishing charity, in partnership with Landcare NSW has delivered the project as part of a state-wide initiative to deliver habitat restoration across NSW waterways.

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2 AUGUST 2022 | OzFish and National Landcare Network combine for habitat restoration

Two leading community-driven organisations have signed an agreement to work together to better deliver scaled-up habitat restoration projects across Australia. OzFish, Australia’s recreational fishing conservation charity, and the National Landcare Network, the peak body for Community Landcare across the country, will identify opportunities to combine forces and deliver large-scale impactful restoration work.

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29 JULY 2022 | Working together to create healthy habitats

Many hands make light work. Those hands when motivated by a shared goal and passion can achieve great things. That’s certainly true of our partnership with Landcare in NSW. By working together, OzFish and Landcare NSW are making a positive difference to habitat restoration. The scale of what can be achieved through collaboration was highlighted recently when one of our joint efforts in the Murray-Darling Basin reached a significant milestone. We have just planted our 10,000th tree along the Wambuul Macquarie River at Dubbo.

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25 JULY 2022 | OzFish has teamed up with Landcare NSW to create a shade corridor for fish

The OzFish Northwest Chapter, in Tamworth NSW, is set to embark on one of the biggest projects in its eight-year history by planting more than 2,000 native trees and plants along a two-kilometer stretch of their local creek frontage. The project is part of a partnership between OzFish and Landcare NSW to enable collaboration and scale-up habitat restoration across NSW. OzFish Northwest Chapter lead, Annie Michie, says this work will create a five-kilometer-long ‘shade corridor’ that will better facilitate fish movement in the river.

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9 DECEMBER 2021 | Saltmarsh rehab set to flourish in Lake Macquarie thanks to Council grant

More than 1200 native trees and bushes will be planted around Salt Bay and Black Neds Bay in Swansea to rehabilitate the delicate ecosystem and improve recreational fishing. The joint initiative by conservation charity OzFish Unlimited and Lake Macquarie Landcare Volunteer Network is one of six projects to receive funding under Lake Macquarie City Council’s Community Environment Grants program.

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6 DECEMBER 2021 | OzFish and Landcare NSW launches citizen science initiative to help bushfire affected waterways in NSW

OzFish in partnership with Landcare NSW has today announced a state-wide citizen science  program in a bid to monitor the recovery of waterways since the 2019-2020 Black Summer Bushfires. Aptly named Waterway Fire Science, the project which is funded by the Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grants program aims to mobilise community groups and recreational fishers to self-monitor the recovery of their local waterways. Volunteers will use a range of water sampling techniques that will contribute to ongoing research efforts and future bushfire recovery programs.

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If you feel passionate about looking after your local waterway and want to play a part in helping to restore healthy habitats to support native fish and recreational fishing, get in touch with OzFish by calling 1800 431 308 or emailing info@ozfish.org.au.

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