Ngurrala Aboriginal Green Team making Nambucca Valley shine
NAMBUCCA Valley's Ngurrala Aboriginal Green Team has received a funding boost.
National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and North Coast Local Land Services contributed $30,000 for further bush regeneration and weed control work, along with in-kind support for on ground works at Yarriabini National Park and Ngambaa Nature Reserve.
NPWS pest management officer Tim Scanlon said the ground works include removing lantana and restoring more than 30 hectares of regionally significant native vegetation.
"The work done by the team is having a direct impact on the survival of local endangered ecological communities," he said.
"The team has been working in the area for a number of months so this funding boost means they'll be able to continue to make in-roads to protect locally threatened species.
"Thanks to their efforts and intrinsic understanding of the landscape, they are helping secure the survival of rainforest plants such as Rainforest Cassia which only occurs in restricted patches along the NSW coastline.
"One of the main threats to its survival is invasive weeds.
"Consistent weed control means that this rainforest plant has a much better chance of survival in the area.
"The Ngurrala Aboriginal Green Team is highly skilled and we're pleased they'll be able to continue their involvement in on-ground management of these important areas."
Locations being targeted by the projects include Middle Head, Kinki Ridge and Scotts Mountain in Yarriabini National Park, and Cedar Park and Stockyard Creek in Ngambaa Nature Reserve.