Platypus Habitat Enhancement Project - Planting Event
To plant tubestock and position tree guards and stakes.
DATE & TIME
Sunday, 01 August 2021
9:00am to 12:00pm
Wacol Bushland Nature Refuge
Wau Rd, Darra
Lenore Carolyn Bracey
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Disabled
We are trying to improve the water quality for the Platypus population by improving the riparian area of the Ric Nattrass Creek. We have a total of 200 tube stock trees to plant; 100 shrubs and 400 Grasses/sedges. The site will be well prepared with the holes dug ready for you to just gently place a plant in the soil. We are trying to organise mulch to be spread around the plants and then tree/plant guards to be put in place. Directions: Entrance is where the Bridge on Wau Road, Darra crosses the Ric Nattrass Creek. The site is situated in the residental area called Centenary Village, Darra which is bound by the intersection of the Centenary Highway (M5) and the Ipswich Motorway (M7), in the South Western suburbs of Brisbane. Entrance to the Residential suburb is via Warrender Street, Darra or via the service road, from Wacol Station Road intersection. Follow this road and turn left into Wau Road.
Please bring your own bottle of water, gloves, hat, covered footwear and sunscreen. We will have hand sanitizer and some water and soap to wash hands. The site access and the planting area is approx a 200m in from the road. It is a mowed grass stretch of land from the entrance on Wau Road through to the planting area. The site is very flat, so no extreme climbing or sliding down hills necessary. We also ask everyone who participates please keep out of the creek and off the lower banks. Children especially find a paddle in the creek very enticing, which is understandable, but the Platypus don't really like their habitat trampled upon or their burrows flattened.
Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,Drinking water,Snacks,Refreshments