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Habitat Network - Shrimpton's Creek Habitat Corridor project



This community project focuses on expanding small bird habitat in residential gardens adjacent to Shrimptons Creek and in improving the biodiversity and habitat connections along Shrimptons Creek. We encourage everyone in the area to become involved.

The project is being coordinated by The Habitat community native plant nursery. The Habitat is located in Santa Rosa Park, 251 Quarry Road, Ryde at the top of Shrimpton's Creek. The aim is to expand community involvement in the restoration of habitat for our small native birds along the creekline by involving local residents adjacent to Shrimptons Creek and our nursery volunteers.

During 2015 and 2016 residents were contacted by letterbox drops and door knocks, and provided with a free local native plant and an introductory brochure explaining the project. Residents were invited to visit the The Habitat nursery for more plants and information on 'Planting a Small Bird Habitat Haven'.

The Habitat volunteers undertook planting of canopy trees along the upper section of Shrimptons Creek closest to the nursery (mostly in Santa Rosa Park) during 2014 - 2015. From 2016 onwards the volunteers have been planting mid-storey habitat connectors and some habitat haven areas within this upper section.

Special habitat haven planting events, involving local residents, nursery volunteers, Greenwood Park bushcare volunteers and volunteers from Johnson Controls Inc, were untertaken from 2015 to 2017 near ELS Hall and in Greenwood Park, Tindarra Reserve and Flinders Park. Future plantings of habitat islands will continue to add connections between Epping Road and Quarry Road. Shrimptons Creek neighbours and our regular volunteers will be invited to come along to lend a hand.

To see the full story about this project up to June 2018 please read article here.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and neighbours who have helped plant. Please see photos on our activities photos page.

If you would like to be involved please contact Habitat Network by emailing [email protected]


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The Habitat volunteers planting Shrimpton's Creek Watering plants after planting




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