Clarence Environment Centre has been working to protect old growth forestry at Hayards Crossing. They are removing infestations of high priority weeds and restoring riverbanks.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said they want to continue this work and remove more weeds.
“It was great to announce almost $20,000 to support this important project,” Mr Hogan said.
“Through this funding, they can continue to reduce the impact of weeds and re-establish native vegetation on riverbanks.”
“The weed removal will improve the vegetation of the forest and assist native species.”
“Threatened fauna in the area include the Grey Headed Flying Fox, Little Bentwing Bat and Black Necked Stork.”
“This project will improve animal habitats and food resources.”
“The Orara River is a popular for recreation, including swimmers and fishers. Through removing weeds it will improve the aesthetic of the site.”