Our coast's precious for shore

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The picturesque foreshore is one of our region’s only truly remote coastal reserves, much of it inaccessible by road, and home to many unique plants and animals.

The area is also an important breeding ground for the critically endangered hooded plover.

Alongside Conservation Volunteers Australia, the City’s nature reserves team and specialist contractors have cleared about 40 hectares of harmful weeds from the foreshore, allowing native plants and shrubs to flourish.

Since 2014, the City, along with Ocean Grove Coast Care and the Week Day Weeders, have stepped-up efforts to rapidly restore the natural habitat along a five kilometre stretch of the foreshore, after receiving $370,000 in funding from the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority.

The team’s hard work has had a remarkably positive effect on the local habitat throughout Buckley Park foreshore, allowing an estimated 100,000 new native plants to naturally regenerate in this unique and precious coastal area.

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