STEVENS STREET

A new project for Landcare is about to kick off adjacent to Settlement Point. The site consists of four different vegetation communities, three of which are Endangered Ecological Communities. At this point in time it is a weedy blister adjacent to a number of managed bushland sites and nature reserves.

The map shows its proximity to Woregore Nature Reserve and Pelican Island to the East and Pelican Point to the North. Settlement Shores lies to the South of the site. All these adjacent areas have been actively managed and this piece of Council owned land is an unfortunate weed source reinfesting the adjacent areas. It is part of the corridor running North to South and is used by a variety of bird life.

The restoration/rehabilitation of this site will be invaluable in reducing the re-infestation of the adjacent managed sites.

The site itself consists of:- Littoral Rainforest in the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South-East Corner Bioregions, Swamp-Oak Floodplain Forest in the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South-East Corner Bioregions, and Coastal Saltmarsh in the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South-East Corner Bioregions. There are fingers of Mangrove Swamp jutting into the lower lying areas as well. The site is teeming with many bird varieties.

It is also a hotspot for biting insects but can assure future Volunteers these do not tend to be active except early morning and dusk.

This new site is home to the usual range of nasties including Ipomea (Morning Glory), Acetosa (Turkey Rhubarb), Lantana, Wandering Jew, Senna and Coral Trees.

Working bee information can be obtained by contacting:

Melinda Losh
Phone 0439 882 742
Email: melinda.losh@bigpond.com


Scope of the Project