Georges Riverkeeper has successfully secured a NSW Environment Trust grant to improve ecosystem and environmental assets within the Oyster Creek Gully habitat corridor, located in Jannali and Kirrawee.
The $47,000 grant for the Oyster Creek Gully project (a joint project between Georges Riverkeeper and Sutherland Shire Council) is funding on-ground works to control of invasive weeds, revegetation and natural regeneration in order to improve native biodiversity and rehabilitate a significant ecological and habitat corridor. Works will take place over three years from 2019 and be conducted by contractors and four local Bushcare volunteer groups.
Oyster Creek Gully is 7.35 hectares of remnant bushland located within urban development. The site's ecological condition has been degraded through increased and flashier stormwater flows, increased nutrients and contaminants, increased weed populations and decreased native biodiversity.
This project is funded through the NSW Environmental Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation grants program.
To volunteer with the Bushcare groups listed below that are helping to restore this site, please contact Sutherland Shire Council.
- Surrey Place Bushland: 1st Tuesday of the month, 1 pm.
- Anemone Place Bushcare: 1st Saturday of the Month, 1-4 pm.
Images showing the site before works.