April 2024

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In April the Bushcare Group conducted a busy session in the upper catchment, restoration area #1. Plant maintenance was conducted. Privet seedlings were removed. Approximately nine Leptospermum sp. were planted in area #1. Recently planted Hakea salicifolia, Calistemon citrinus and Gahnia sieberiana are doing well, but Swamp Wallaby nibbling is affecting other plantings.

A new check dam was constructed in the swamp – restoration area #2.

Despite heavy rain on the previous weekend (approx. 300mm) and evidence of strong flows in the riparian area #4, the sites were stable, and no erosion was evident.

Streamwatch convenor reports good stream water quality: Dissolved oxygen, phosphates, turbidity, salinity-freshness and chemical balance.