Stage 2 success at Simmos

Bushwalking track from Simmos Beach Reserve
Bushwalking track from Simmos Beach Reserve

The year’s ending; time to look back and see what’s been achieved. Fortunately, at our Simmos Beach Reserve restoration site, Stage 2 is complete and we’re proud of the results. Primary treatment of woody weeds was completed throughout the entire length of the creek down to the Georges River. Over 6,000 plants were installed to give the bush a helping hand in its recovery. Simmos Beach Bushcare group has been instrumental in assisting contractors to manage some of the areas.

Unfortunately, lots of rubbish is still getting washed down the stormwater drains. This is being removed by Corrective Services Offenders and Bushcare volunteers. Excavators were brought in to remove some shopping trolley jams and create a more natural flow for the creek.

Campbelltown City Council Bushcare program, assisted by Georges Riverkeeper, has held a number of events held at the site, including a community planting day, spotlighting, wildflower walks, and a vegetation and water quality workshop. There were plenty of other visitors to the site including snakes, lizards, and of course Campbelltown’s favourite, koalas.

The site now enters a maintenance phase where contractors keep weeds under control as native plants regenerate.

Stage 2 Statistics

  • Work hours: 1985.5
  • Area weeded: 4.14 hectares
  • Plants installed: 7,500
  • And lots of happy neighbours and wildlife.

 

This project is funded through the NSW Environmental Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation grants program.

 

'Before' the creek restoration at Simmos Beach Reserve
'Before' the creek restoration at Simmos Beach Reserve
'During' Stage 1 at Simmos Beach Reserve
'During' Stage 1 at Simmos Beach Reserve
'After' Stage 2 at Simmos Beach Reserve
'After' Stage 2 at Simmos Beach Reserve

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