Friends of Federation Walk Planting Day 29 May 2021
Are you ready….Are you registered?
Planting date at Federation Walk
Saturday May 29, 8am – 10am
Join the Friends of Federation Walk and the City of Gold Coast in helping to revegetate and restore the 91 hectare Federation Walk Coastal reserve at The Spit, Main Beach. We will have 1000 trees to plant on the day.
A Council officer is in attendance on the day, all materials are supplied and the holes are pre-dug.
If you enjoy being outdoors, being part of a community and would like to make a difference to our natural environment No experience is necessary to join.
Further details will be provided for registration. For group bookings for more than 10 people please contact us to confirm.
Thanks to NAMU for this update on what is happening at Federation Walk!
City of Gold Coast (CoGC) Natural Area Management Unit (NAMU) have been collecting and propagating Littoral rainforest trees from remaining trees of the original Surfers Rainforest. These species once common along the coastal fringe are now restricted to small populations along the coast. Propagated plants when ready will be planted back onto The Spit as part of the ongoing restoration of Federation Walk Coastal Reserve helping to retain some of the local Gold Coast genetics.
NAMU planted 3300 plants in April taking advantage of the wet weather. The planting included many Littoral Rainforest plants propagated from the original Surfers Rainforest.
This planting filled up a gap in the forest created by repeated arson fires. This area was becoming more fire prone each time due to the promotion of more flammable fire loving species and the death of many of the trees. Ongoing vegetation management such as control of weeds and native blady grass will give the rainforest time to develop, once established this site will be less likely to be impacted by arson in the future.
Assisted regeneration, namely weed control activities have continued along the length of Federation Walk Coastal Reserve. The recent La Nino year has provided a good opportunity for everything to grow, especially the weeds keeping our restoration contractors particularly busy. Assisted regeneration will complement all the historical and future restoration of Federation Walk Coastal Reserve allowing this coastal reserve to continue to improve into the future.
……..and another of our favorite residents, Superb Fairy wren chicks.
Lyn Wright: M:0400 740 972 <tel:0400 740 972> President Friends of Federation Walk Inc.