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This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association is supported by Mackay Regional Council through the Natural Environment Levy and Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited.

Reef Catchments Mackay Regional Council

Improving biodiversity and visitor interaction at Louisa Creek Reserve (2009 - 2010)

Main proponent:     Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association Inc., Coalport Community & Recreation Associatio Inc.
Cash funding:   Barefoot Radler Coastcare
Other proponents:   Conservation Volunteers Australia, Mackay Regional Council
In kind funding:   Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association Inc., Conservation Volunteers Australia, Mackay Regional Council

Project outline:

This is a partnership project between SLCMA the local community group Coalport Community and Recreation Association , Mackay Regional Council and Conservation Volunteers Australia .

The project is a part of a staged plan currently being developed for the area and aims to engage the local community and volunteers to rehabilitate the Louisa Creek Reserve. The project builds on previous rehabilitation works and will provide assistance to undertake weed control and revegetation to enhance the natural diversity of the area, installation of a designated walking trail to allow easier access by volunteers and visitors to the area and undertake flora and fauna surveys. The area consists of a diverse range of coastal plant species, but is under threat from inappropriate vehicle use and weed invasion.

Project achievements and outcomes:

1 ha weed control (lantana, prickly pear, guinea grass, guava)
800 local native coastal seedlings planted
Installation of 240m of walking trail
Registered under Land for Wildlife
Site for National Tree Day, 2009

Win News and Sarina Green Corps

National Tree Day 2009

Peter Alden, Saskia von Fahland, Betty Hobbs, Cr George Christensen