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Natives planted along Bruns River to improve fish habitat

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Planting on the Brunswick River. Photo supplied

A fishing conservation charity says it has recently planted 360 native trees on the Brunswick River, ‘to revegetate the riverbanks bordering two properties along Main Arm Road’. 

OzFish Unlimited says their volunteers worked with community groups, Brunswick Valley Landcare and Replant Byron to help reinvigorate the local ecosystem and improve habitat for native fish. 

Lilly pilly, sandpaper fig and lomandra were planted to ‘stabilise eroded areas and enhance the overall health and habitat values for native fish populations and other wildlife’.  

Project officer, Daniela Wilken-Jones, said, ‘Riverbank planting is essential for healthy fish habitat’.

‘It provides fish with shelter from overhanging branches, shade to regulate water temperature, filtering to improve water quality and insect fall, which provides up to 40 per cent of fish diet’.

For more information visit OzFish or call 1800 431 308.    


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