The Peel Biolink is one of our most ambitious landscape projects. Along with our partners we’re planning to build habitat and wildlife links across a vast area from the Darling Scarp to the Peel Estuary.
One part of the puzzle is actually the area immediately surrounding our Peel offices near the Alcoa Wagerup refinery, at the Alcoa Landcare Education Centre; affectionately known as ALEC.
This has been a very special time at ALEC because our past, present and future have all come together at once. Seedlings that were planted in years gone by have woken up after the winter, our incredible volunteers have been restoring the creek for future generations, and today’s younger generation has been helping to pot out seeds in preparation for next year.
Banksia menziesii and Acacia dentifera
Here are some of the younger crew assisted in potting out native trees for next year’s plantings:
Weed-matting and native brushing was used to stabilise the embankment which was then revegetated with locally-sourced native tree species:
Hopefully lots more birds will be back and busy laying eggs:
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Here are a few more of the flowers that have just come into bloom in the Peel Biolink:
Calothamnus quadrifidus & Melaleuca incana
For more planting events please see our events pages.