Sporobolus planting at Tonbridge Creek

Male and female volunteers wearing hi-vis yellow vests crouch low to the ground planting seedlings

Tonbridge Creek at Ramsgate is, after Towra Point Aquatic Reserve, the second most important fish nursery in the river.

With the help of Georges Riverkeeper and Bayside Council, Conservation Volunteers Australia volunteers have been revegetating Tonbridge Creek with over 7,500 Sporobolus virginicus seedlings.

Sporobolus is a key source of habitat and food, supporting a wide range of species, like algae, snails, crabs and fish.

“Planting Sporobolus along the Georges River at locations such as Tonbridge Creek, gives nature a helping hand by returning vital food and habitat to the river. We’re delighted that the local community has joined us on this important program,” Bayside Council Mayor Joe Awada said.

Planting will continue in the Georges River catchment at the following:

  • Chipping Norton Lakes North (Fairfield) – October 22, 23, 24.
  • Chipping Norton Lakes South (Liverpool) – November  5, 6, 7, 8.
  • Oyster Bay Saltmarsh (Sutherland) – November 20, 21, 22.
  • Poulton Creek (Hurstville) – December 3, 4, 5, 6.

Volunteers can register to participate in this project by visiting www.conservationvolunteers.com.au or contacting the Greater Sydney Conservation Volunteers office on (02) 4721 4625 or sydney@cva.org.au 

This Project has been assisted by the NSW DPI Fisheries’ Recreational Fishing Trust’s “Habitat Action Grant Program”

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