Fourteen years restoring Whites Creek in Moss Vale

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A mighty effort over the past 14 years by the Moss Vale Landcare Group in the Southern Highlands has seen over four kilometres of Whites Creek undergoing rehabilitation. It’s been an ambitious and dedicated approach, tackling persistent weeds such as crack willow, privet, hawthorn, ivy and blackberry while progressively replanting natives. Group members say the increase in bird numbers and diversity has been huge over that time.

Most recently the Sydney Catchment Authority (SCA) supported the group with funding to restore a one hectare site to reduce erosion, remove weeds and revegetate an area that includes an important wetland visited by migratory birds.

 Back in October last year, dedicated volunteers joined in a National Tree Day event to plant over 1000 native trees and shrubs, including reeds and sedges in the wetland area at the site.  The effort was supported by Wingecarribee Shire Council and the SCA.

 Well done and congratulations to the group.