Community conservation to get under way at Yakamia Creek

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Yakamia Creek planting in 2020.
Camera IconYakamia Creek planting in 2020. Credit: Liz Tanner

Green thumbs are invited to get their hands dirty this weekend at a Yakamia Creek planting day.

This Saturday at 1pm volunteers are being asked to join a community busy bee for a new South Coast Natural Resource Management project aiming to improve the water quality and natural habitat at Yakamia Creek.

South Coast NRM Yakamia Creek project officer Natalie Reeves encouraged the community to get involved in local conservation efforts.

“This is a great chance to get involved in our local creek and environment, and volunteers receive a free native seedling,” she said.

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“Come along and see the difference at this rehabilitated site one year on.”

Yakamia Creek in June 2021.
Camera IconYakamia Creek in June 2021. Credit: South Coast NRM

South Coast NRM chief executive Justin Bellanger said the team was excited to begin the first of many rehabilitation activities at the site in coming weeks.

The project has received funding until 2024 to continue work on improving the waterway, which is one of the tributaries that flows into Oyster Harbour.

The creek is also an important habitat for turtles and other animals such as bandicoots and native fish.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Yakamia Creek rehabilitation site where Lower King Road crosses over the creek in Collingwood Heights.

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