Native trees find a home at Boambee
BOAMBEE Beach is a whole lot greener after a tree planting and Caring for Country day.
The project manager for Jetty Dunecare's six year Environment Trust project, Peta Fairbairn, corralled around 30 people for the planting exercise including TAFE students studying Certificate three in Conservation and Land Management, members of Jetty Dunecare, local bush regeneration experts and others from EnviTE and Coffs Harbour City Council's biodiversity team.
All up 280 seedlings were planted of species which are indigenous to the area including banksia, lilli pilli, and tuckeroo.
The site includes littoral rainforest and endangered ecological communities
The Environment Trust Project is aimed at reducing invasive weeds, in the area and revegetating areas of low resilience negatively impacted by illegal 4WD use and beach erosion control.
Rubbish removal is also a priority of the project which has at is ultimate outcome a sustainable ecosystem with minimal maintenance.
The day also featured presentations about the Jetty foreshores, natural resource management and local fish conservation