What is the aim?
Mullet Creek falls from the Ingleside escarpment to the Warriewood wetlands andÂ into the Narrabeen Lagoon. This steep narrow valley is home to many vulnerableÂ and significant fauna species, including theÂ Heath Monitor,Â Grey- Headed FlyingÂ Fox,Â Sugar GliderÂ andÂ Brown Antechinus.
Of particular concern is the protection ofÂ habitat for the endangeredÂ Giant Burrowing FrogÂ and theÂ Red-Crowned Toadlet.Â The Foundation is about the complete a 6 year project to reduce the weedÂ invasion along the creekline and restore native habitat.Â The valley is a bird-lovers’ haven with over 170 bird species sighted in this area.
Who Funds it?
This long-term project has been made possible by a $250,000 grant from theÂ NSWÂ Environmental TrustÂ for the protection and conservation of Mullet Creek. Pittwater Council and now Northern Beaches Council contributed to and managed the project. Community involvement has been a crucial part of the project. The project concludes in June 2018.
A brochure is available about the project. You can pick up a copy at both entrances to the track through Ingleside Chase Reserve between Irrawong Rd North Narrabeen, and Ingleside Rd, Ingleside. It’s also available from PEF by calling 0439 409 202.
Can I help?
The Mullet Creek bushcare group (also known as Irrawong Bushcare) meets on the third Saturday afternoon of eachÂ month. This group will continue to meet after the grant project is completed. For details contact Northern Beaches Councilâ€™s bushcare officer Michael Kneipp on 0417 688 492.
Giant Burrowing Frogs
In 2016 Giant Burrowing Frogs were found in the upper catchment area.Â Vulnerable to extinction in NSW,Â these frogs need water of excellentÂ quality and enjoy calling from yabbyÂ burrows. Â Hear its call here
Mullet Creek Bushcare Group
The Mullet Creek Bushcare group weeds and plants tubestock (small trees and shrubs) in this area.
Community Planting Days
On Community planting days we have planted tubestock to help the forest regenerate in areas fenced off from hungry Swamp Wallabies.