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Keeping fish habitat healthy starts away from the water in the riparian zone – the trees, shrubs and other plants growing along the edges of waterways and wetlands. Healthy riparian zones stop soil from eroding and washing into waterways creating muddy conditions for fish, prevent the spread of weeds and provide habitat and corridors for animals including native birds, reptiles and mammals.
The Fish Habitat Action Grant, starting in 2017, secured by Conservation Volunteers Australia, will improve riparian zones along 1.4 km of the Wilsons River and protect an adjacent area of floodplain near Lismore, NSW.
This project will provide a healthy riparian zone and adjacent wetlands to deliver benefits to fish habitat including:
- erosion protection
- improved water quality (reduced sediment and nutrients)
- buffering to the surrounding land use
- shade, cover and water temperature regulation
- increasing food sources (detritus and insects)
- habitat in the form of snags (logs, roots, branches and leaves)
This will be achieved by fencing riparian zones and wetlands to protect existing native vegetation, removing pest plants and restoring native vegetation.
This Project has been assisted by the NSW DPI Fisheries’ Recreational Fishing Trust’s “Habitat Action Grant Program”
We would like you to join us on the banks of the Wilsons River to plant native species and learn the value of improving a local aquatic habitat with a rich rewarding experience.
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Conservation Volunteers Australia is Australasia's leading conservation volunteer organisation, founded in 1982. We offer conservation programs across Australia which enable volunteers to protect, preserve and restore the Australian environment. Projects take place in urban, regional and remote areas, and include tree planting, seed collection, weed control, flora and fauna surveys, building tracks and trails, fencing, and heritage restoration. See below for details of one of our conservation projects, or search for projects near you.
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