After an intense two months of planting, we have now begun spraying and manually removing invasive grasses along the foreshore. As the weather warms up this is an ideal time for weed removal as the weeds are beginning to germinate.
We are delighted to see native grasses such as Australian Salt Grass (Distichlis distichophylla) and Coast Spear Grass (Austrostipa flavescens) regenerating naturally. It is our long term goal to re-establish native coastal grasslands along the foreshore, as they are quite rare and provide important ecosystem services. For example, native coastal grasslands provide important habitat for native birds, amphibians and small mammals; and help stabilise coastal low lying dunes.
Across Australia native grasslands are increasingly threatened by urbanisation, land clearing and degradation. We have an on-going weed removal and native revegetation and regeneration program to protect and enhance the coastal environment.