Warners Creek, Lake Macquarie benefits from funding

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In mid 2017 Hunter Region Landcare Network obtained $5600 funding from Hunter Water to assist regeneration works at Warners Creek.

Hunter Region Landcare Network logo

These works supported Warners Bay Landcare group and also helped to extend erosion control and creek rehabilitation works funded by LMCC. The project focused on regenerating the creek-line downstream of the recent nick-point rock work installation undertaken by Soil Conservation Services. Targeted weeding aimed to allow natural regeneration of the stream bank, as well as removing Weeds of National Significance (WONS) and

transformer weeds with the ability to reduce biodiversity in identified area.

Targeted weeding occurred in August 2017 focusing on removing Palm Grass in the stream channel, as well as encroaching Lantana, Morning Glory and Madeira Vine. Following this, 320 native tubestock (supplied by Lake Macquarie Landcare) were planted to help connect surrounding canopy and restore riparian vegetation.

Before weeding