Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Network volunteers plant many thousands of seedlings every year in Warrnambool and district. Some of our projects include:
Platypus Park (near Membery Way)
Reveg The Flume – Our National Tree Day site on Worm Bay (along the walking track)
Thunder Point Coastal Reserve
Up to 200 people brave the winter weather each year for our ‘Reveg the Flume’ National Tree Day event.
Creating a Biodiversity Corridor Linking Up the Hopkins River, Maam Wetland Reserve, Tozer Reserve and Russells Creek.
A biolink is a corridor of native trees, shrubs and smaller plants that connects up existing vegetation and creates a pathway for our native birds and animals.
With Maam Wetland Reserve at the centre, the biolink will one day connect the Hopkins River with Russells Creek. The Maam Biolink will take several years to create.
Working With Developers To Improve Our City
Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Network is helping to plan open space in the ‘North of Merri’ development area. This new housing area runs between Wollaston Road and the Merri River. One day the floodplain land by the river will be transformed into wetlands, walking tracks, community areas and native vegetation for people and wildlife. We are pleased to help make this a place for both recreation and nature.
Blue Wren Biolinks
Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Network is partnering with a number of landcare, environment, wildlife protection and other groups on the Blue Wren Biolinks project. This project will see a dramatic increase in vegetation corridors and ‘stepping stones’ throughout our urban and peri-urban areas. This will help native wildlife move through our city and district which currently is difficult for some species. The Blue Wren was chosen as the project emblem because of its beauty and its need for low-medium height dense vegetation. The Blue Wren will not fly a long way across open ground so having fairly close patches or corridors of native vegetation will definitely help this iconic native bird.