An enormous amount of work has been completed during the first year of the Simmos Beach catchment restoration project, funded by the NSW Environment Trust. The project has focused on rehabilitating the riparian area of a small un-named creek that flows to Simmos Beach on the Georges River.
The ‘Targeted improvement of the Georges River food web’ project funded by NSW DPI has so far been a success! As part of the project, the species, Sporobolus virginicus which inhabits upper saltmarsh areas is being planted on degraded shorelines throughout the Georges River estuary. As these plants start to establish they will help to provide habitat and a food source for native fish as highlighted in a number of peer reviewed studies.
Volunteers are revegetating Chipping Norton Lake to feed fish in the Georges River.
Thousands of baby Sporobolus plants have been planted along the southern foreshore of Chipping Norton Lake by Conservation Volunteers Australia, with the help of Georges Riverkeeper and Liverpool City Council.
With the help of Georges Riverkeeper and Fairfield City Council, Conservation Volunteers Australia volunteers have begun revegetating Chipping Norton Lakes in the Georges River catchment with over 12,000 Sporobolus virginicus seedlings.
Haven’t heard of S.virginicus? Its common names include Sand Couch, Salt Couch and Saltwater Couch. But whatever you call it, it’s an incredibly important plant species found in intertidal areas.
Sydney wastes most of its rainwater and pouring this valuable resource down the drain must stop, says Georges Riverkeeper on its 40th anniversary.
Even during drought, billions of litres of stormwater rush off the concrete streets each year, flowing into storm drains and emptying, untreated, into our creeks, rivers and oceans.
Not only is it a waste of water, but it carries pollution and contaminants, such as pesticides, asphalt, road chemicals, grease, oil, and human and animal waste, that are harmful to people, wildlife and our waterways.
Georges Riverkeeper, one of Australia’s longest running catchment management organisations is celebrating its 40th anniversary of protecting and enhancing the Georges River waterways in south Sydney.
Georges Riverkeeper has initiated the transition of the Georges River Estuary Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) to a Coastal Management Program (CMP), as required by the NSW Government’s new Coastal Management Framework.
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.
Hundreds of building sites across Sydney and the Central Coast will be inspected on 15 October as part of a blitz to protect local waterways from run-off.
The campaign targets erosion and sediment control on building and construction sites and highlights the impact of sediment laden runoff on our waterways.
The blitz aims to build on the improvements achieved in the month-long campaign held in May when more than 1,110 building sites were inspected by 19 Councils, NSW Environment Protection Authority and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment officers.