Just over twelve months on and a revegetation area along Salvin Creek at Mt Gravatt, Queensland is thriving!
To assist with habitat connectivity along the creek Conservation Volunteers, in partnership with Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee, was successful in obtaining funding through the Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayors Community Sustainability and Environment fund. This funding enabled volunteer teams to plant 425 natives along a 50m stretch of Salvin Creek in late 2015.
The area was bare of native vegetation prior to the project. Volunteers worked hard over several months to prepare the area for planting – mulch was spread; holes were dug; plants were planted and watered and weeds were removed.
The planting area is part of a green corridor linking a local reserve to Bulimba Creek. It provides valuable habitat for fauna, and contributes to the increased resilience of the creek by providing a much needed vegetated buffer along the creek bank.
The photo at the top of the page shows works underway in February 2015, and below shows thriving native vegetation at the site – it is amazing what can be achieved by connecting people with nature for conservation benefits!