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Danielle Packer
by Published on April 29, 2022

CHEN, Greater Sydney Landcare Network with their Creating Canopies Project, and Ozfish Unlimited organized a community planting along a section of Cattai Creek, on private land owned by one of the members of Platypus Landcare. We planted native shrubs and grasses along the riparian zone of Cattai Creek, a platypus key creek! We know this because this section of the creek had tested positive for platypus DNA using eDNA technology.

The purpose of this planting is to support bank stabilization that is not only essential for the health of our waterways but also provides habitat for fish and of course platypus. Platypus as you know uses these banks to create burrows which are essential for their successful reproduction.

Unfortunately due to the unsafety of the area, we had to cancel the volunteer participation in this planting. Hopefully, as the weather calms down, volunteers can access this site and help in further plantings and look after the ones that are already planted.

The native grasses we planted included, Matt rush (Lomandra longifolia), Blue flax lilly (dianella caerulea), Blady grass (imperata cylindrica), Right angle grass (entolasia marginata), Weeping grass (microleana stipoides), and Scurvy weed (commelina cyanaea).

We plan and hope to find more properties that back on to platypus key creeks, like Cattai Creek, to restore more riparian zones, which not only support platypus burrows, a key habitat feature, but also play a large role in providing fish habitat including their food sources, and are overall essential is maintaining healthy waterways.

If you live on a property that backs onto a creek or waterway and would like to know more about how you can improve its ecological value, please email danielle@chen.org.au for more information.

Landcare NSW has partnered with Greater Sydney Landcare Network to deliver the planting of 100,000 trees as part of the NSW Premiers Priority of increasing tree canopy and green cover across Greater Sydney.

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