Wesley Street Community Planting Day
The Wesley Street Community Planting Day on the weekend surpassed expectations with 220 tubestock dug in and watered by local volunteers. All plantings were riparian creekline species for sandstone gullies.
The site is critical to the success of the Upper Mullet Creek Biodiversity Restoration project to eradicate weeds, protect biodiversity and improve this vital wildlife corridor in the heart of Pittwater. Previously a haven for noxious environmental weeds, this riparian zone has been undergoing a transformation by bush regeneration contractors. Now the PEF is turning to the community to continue the bushcare. A call for more volunteers, particularly in the Wesley Street area, will be made over the next month with the first of a regular bushcare group meeting planned for early spring.
The species list was as follows: Leptospermum trinervium, Leptospermum polygalifolium, Leptospermum Squarrosum, Leptospermum Attentuatum, Kunzea ambigua, Callicoma serratifolia, Eucalyptus piperita, Podocarpus spinulosus, Hakea teretifolia, Dianellea cearulea, Gahnia clarkeii, Tristania laurina, Viminaria juncea, Aotus ericoides, Banksia marginata, Banksia ericifolia
Managed by the Pittwater Environmental Foundation in association with Pittwater Council, this is third year of a six year project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust by a $250,000 grant.