Due to these impacts there is great pressure upon the coastal saltmarsh fringe vegetation and its bird life habitats. We’ve been working with City of Greater Geelong and our Greening Australia Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management trainees in an integrated manner as part of the Limeburners Link project. And we’re pleased to report that we’re having success.
A planting event for the local community was an occasion to come together and plant 750 local indigenous plants into the existing vegetation to promote habitat for the local and migratory birds. Volunteers from Viva Energy, Barwon Prison, and our Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management trainees joined forces for the day and whilst we were enjoying each other’s company and working hard, we took the opportunity to look at the saltmarsh plants and how they have adapted to live in such a harsh salty environment – and what the environment offers to the migratory bird life.