OzFish is working with Moree Urban Landcare, as part of its partnership with Landcare NSW, to rebuild native fish numbers and engage local people in restoration activities.

2 hectares

of habitat restored

250 native trees


100 hours


Working together to achieve restoration goals 

The Mehi and adjacent Gwydir catchment areas cover more than 27,000 square kilometres and contain waterways that are in need of urgent restoration action. 

Volunteers from OzFish and Moree Urban Landcare used the Moree River Repair Bus to get to the sections of the Mehi River targeted for restoration. 

They put in more than 100 hours to remove invasive weeds from the riverbank, as well as running two community engagement events that encouraged local people to get involved too. 

The volunteers also planted 250 native trees – creating a riparian zone along the river’s edge. These trees provide an important source of food and shade for fish. 

They also have a role to play in combating erosion because their roots help to bind the riverbanks, and also reduce the amount of sediment being washed into the river. This improves the water quality, not only for fish but other wildlife and local people too. 

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