Forge Creek Biodiversity Project Year 2

Project Name : Forge Creek Biodiversity Project Year 2

Funding Source: 2014/15 – Gippsland Lakes environmental fund ( Gippsland Lakes ministerial advisory committee) administered by  East Gippsland Landcare.

Start/ Fin 1st July 2014 /30 June 2015

Project Overview: This project will improve biodiversity through wetland and woodland restoration within the Forge Creek Reserve- a tributary of the Gippsland Lakes, reduce sediments and nutrients entering the Gippsland Lakes and increase community understanding about the national importance of the area.

Activities include-

•Removal of weeds x 10 ha

•Revegetation x 20 ha

•Bird surveys x 4

•Fish surveys x 2

•Work with Local community groups

•Produce  community Newsletter  x 1

•Install and monitor nesting boxes- x 15