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Habitat Network - Shrimpton's Creek Habitat Corridor project



This community project focuses on expanding habitat in residential gardens adjacent to Shrimptons Creek and in improving the biodiversity and habitat connections along Shrimptons Creek. We encourage everyone in the area to become involved.

The project is being coordinated by The Habitat community native plant nursery. The Habitat is located in Santa Rosa Park, 251 Quarry Road, Ryde at the top of Shrimpton's Creek. The aim is to expand community involvement in the restoration of habitat and of the creekline by involving local residents adjacent to Shrimptons Creek and our nursery volunteers.

During 2015 and 2016 residents were contacted by letterbox drops and door knocks, and provided with a free local native plant and an introductory brochure explaining the project. Residents were invited to visit the The Habitat nursery for more plants, information on 'Planting a Small Bird Habitat Haven', a sticker for the letterbox or front fence and the opportunity to join Habitat Network. Further information, discounts and other opportunities will also be available into the future.

The Habitat volunteers undertook planting of canopy trees along the upper section of Shrimpton's Creek closest to the nursery during 2014 - 2015. In 2016 the volunteers have started to plant mid-storey habitat connectors and will also plant some habitat haven areas within this upper section.

Special habitat haven planting events, involving local residents, nursery volunteers, Greenwood Park bushcare volunteers and volunteers from Johnson Controls Inc, were untertaken in 2015 and 2016 starting near ELS Hall and Greenwood Park. Future plantings of habitat islands will continue to add connections between Epping Road and Quarry Road. Shrimpton's Creek neighbours and our regular volunteers will be invited to come along to lend a hand.

To see the full story about this project up to August 2016 please read article here.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and neighbours who have helped plant. Please see photos on our activities photos page.

If you would like to be involved please contact Habitat Network by emailing info@iewf.org


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The Habitat volunteers planting Shrimpton's Creek Watering plants after planting




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