Sporobolus plants growing strong at many sites

Sporobolus plant showing strong growth

The recent drought, then flood, as well as large amounts of wrack (seaweed and other detritus that’s accumulated on the tide mark) have impacted some of the sites. However, almost all of the plants at Little Salt Pan Creek (City of Canterbury Bankstown) and Poulton Park (Georges River Council), and most of the plants at the Rickard Road site at Oyster Bay (Sutherland Shire Council) are doing well and increasing in cover.

Georges Riverkeeper is continuing to undertake weed maintenance at these sites and the University of Newcastle Honours student we have partnered with will soon provide a detailed report on the establishment of replanted Sporobolus. 

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

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The ‘Targeted improvement of the Georges River food web’ project, funded by NSW DPI, has so far been a success in more than half the sites planted.

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