As a part of the Sand Management Plan adopted by The Town of Claremont in 2021, the Town set up a tree planting day which saw almost 50 volunteers from the community join in and plant 1,500 native rushes between Claremont Jetty and the yacht club.
Local native flora species have been planted to aid in bank stabilisation and to create an important habitat for wildlife where none previously existed.
The event welcomed many smiling young faces from Millennium Kids as well as volunteers from Friends of Lake Claremont.
Town of Claremont Mayor Jock Barker said the Town was very happy to see such a wonderful turnout from the community to aid in what is an important plan aimed at achieving best practice in foreshore management.
“It was a lovely afternoon on the foreshore and the weather turned on the perfect conditions for the many volunteers who gave up their Saturday afternoon to create a new waterbird habitat,” Mayor Barker said.
“All of this hard work will assist towards the bigger picture which includes ongoing foreshore monitoring and management of day-to-day change, and responses to events causing erosion or weakening of the sand bank.”
“Both existing and potential impacts of foreshore erosion and inundation will be addressed,” he said.
“The Sand Management Plan will provide a long-term management framework which may be applicable for 10 to 25 years, depending on foreshore development and conditions experienced.”
The success of the newly restored area will also rely on the community to continue to keep their dogs on leads in signed areas.
Photo credit: Naga Srinivas