Since 2008 Whitsunday Catchments Landcare (WCL) has been undertaking revegetation projects along the banks of the two creeks that align Galbraith Park in Cannonvale. WCL’s objectives for this project have been to reduce erosion, improve water quality, provide habitat for native wild life, and to establish a vegetative corridor across the Cannon Valley to link the national park areas.
Each year WCL project officers and volunteers have undertaken weed control, mulching, planting, irrigating and seed collecting at the site. These activities have resulted in approx. 3.5 km of creek bank being revegetated with over 4000 plants.
Community participation in these revegetation works has been a regular occurrence over the eight years, with community planting days and volunteer activities held regularly. The WCL volunteers group has worked tirelessly to propagate endemic native plants at the Community Nursery and to undertake regular maintenance activities that have seen the plantings grow and flourish.
Funding for the planting events and the site preparation works has been provided via grants from commonwealth and state government environmental programs such as Everyone’s Environment Grants and Caring for Country. This year (2015) WCL has been successful in receiving a 25 years Landcare Anniversary Grant that will see a further 2000 plants installed at the north western end of the creeks and park.
For more information please ring Whitsunday Land Care on 0408 187 944 or email