Restoring critical riparian areas in Southern Tasmania

Southern Coastcare Association of Tasmania, TAS

SA river

Many waterways in Southern Tasmania have been degraded by factors such as pollution, littering, clearance of native vegetation, invasion of environmental weeds and lack of appreciation and understanding by local communities.  The Southern Coastcare Association of Tasmania undertook a long-term project to support and facilitate community involvement in the protection and restoration of local water bodies with the aim to restore water quality across the region.

Qantas Foundation Project funding supported natural resource management of approximately 10 hectares of native habitat and the long term improvement of water quality in five water bodies. The project engaged five local volunteer groups to protect and repair their “local patch,