Yuraygir Landcare Group has been working to protect the environment at Tucabia Flora Reserve. It is an important learning resource for schools and TAFE in the Clarence Valley.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said they want to continue this work and remove more weeds.
“It was great to announce $3,580 to support this important project,” Mr Hogan said.
“Phase 1 of this project was to create a botanical reserve at Tucabia to preserve the endangered paperbark Melaleuca irbyana.”
“Through the next phase, Yuraygir Landcare Group will buy and plant more seedlings to develop the area.”
“Planting is done on a voluntary basis by students, Scout groups and people participating in programs such as Work for Dole.”
“They will also buy and install plant identification signs. These include a QR code that links the plant to NSW Flora Online.”
“The team purchase and use nest boxes for birds, bats and other animals that require hollows to nest and roost in.”
Yuraygir Landcare Group will also use this funding to:
- Finalise the ponds and stock with native aquatic flora/fauna
- Buy and spread mulch around the plants/plant
- Plant more koala trees at the Reserve and install interpretive signs