Moonee Beach Landcare workers on Green Bluff.
Moonee Beach Landcare workers on Green Bluff. Bruce Thomas

Moonee Beach Landcare keeps Green Bluff beautiful

FOR the past 18 years local resident Sandy Van Veluwen has enjoyed the view from Green Bluff at Moonee Beach almost every day.

Now Sandy, who is a member of the Stingray Creek Bushcare Group, can rest assured that she will continue to enjoy the beauty of the area for years to come.

Green Bluff at Moonee Beach has been awarded a Community Coastcare grant through the Caring for our Country initiative which provides assistance to help local communities protect there precious coastal environment.

“Green Bluff supports two endangered ecological communities, a themeda grassland community on the headland and a littoral rainforest beside the track up to the headland,” Sandy said.

“These two sites are of highly significant vegetation types and weed management is vital to protect the native species and habitats.”

“It is also a critical component of the only intact east-west biodiversity corridor on the Northern Beaches of Coffs Harbour, linking the Coffs Coast escarpment with coastal habitats,” Sandy said.

“More than 30 threatened species have been documented using this corridor.”

A Vegetation Restoration Plan will be developed including site assessment, mapping, recommendations for strategic restoration works and monitoring and evaluation.

The project has the support of the local Aboriginal Land Council, the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority, Coffs Harbour City Council, and Envite.

On the Coffs Coast, 10 community projects qualified for the Federal funding including the restoration of native vegetation in Bellingen Shire's coastal zone, the protection and enhancement the Coffs Creek habitat walk, and a clean-up of

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