38 Community Members attended the Workshop at Lambs Valley Creek on the16th June.

Expertise provided by

  • Jordan Skinner –Port Stephens Council
  • Adam Bush –Local Land Services
  • Noel Jupp – Riverdene nurseries
  • Fiona Marshall –Local Land Services

At the workshop we learned

  • how to identify water weed and issues
  • the importance of healthy soils
  • how to get help with soil management and analysis
  • the importance of native vegetation to riparian protection and understanding of creek dynamics.

In case you missed it, here are 10 native species for riparian areas in the mid-Hunter (by Noel Jupp)

Common name

Scientific name

Location on bank

Upper

Mid

Toe

River bottlebrush

Callistemon sieberi

x

x

x

River she-oak

Casuarina cunninghamiana

x

x

x

Koda tree

Ehretia acuminata

x

x

Thin-leaved stringy bark

Eucalyptus eugenioides

x

x

Grey ironbark

Eucalyptus placita

x

x

Creek sandpaper fig

Ficus coronata

x

x

Spiny headed mat rush

Lomandra longifolia

x

x

x

Weeping grass

Microleana stipoides

x

x

x

Lilly pilly

Syzygium smithii

x

Water gum

Tristaniopsis laurina

x