A collaborative project between Rosedale Landcare, Eurobodalla Council and EcoCrews™ has seen bushland at Rosedale beach brought back to life following the devastating Black Summer Bushfires.
Rosedale was one of the most severely impacted areas from the Black Summer Bushfires. It wasn’t just humans who lost their homes though, significant quantities of native vegetation which served as shelter for a variety of animals was also destroyed.
“The animals disappeared for a long time after the fires, they really suffered. Through this project we’re putting what we lost back into the ground. We lost so much in the fires”. Jane Enright- Rosedale Landcare Coordinator.
Over the past year, Rosedale Landcare Coordinator, Jane Enright and Eurobodalla Local Landcare Coordinator, Emma Patyus have guided members from Campbell Pages’ social enterprise, EcoCrews to transform the Rosedale Beach carpark and surrounds by planting hundreds of native plants that are local to the area.
“It’s been a fantastic partnership with even better results thanks to the support of Emma from Council and EcoCrews. The EcoCrews team have been such an enthusiastic group of young people who have worked hard to achieve this outcome. It makes my heart sing to see the next generation involved in land care. The more young people we can get involved in our environment, the better”. Jane Enright- Rosedale Landcare Coordinator.
Through this consistent regeneration work, the biodiversity is improving with animals now returning to the area. There has been an increase in native lizards and birds within the area as plants continue to grow and serve as a wildlife habitat.
“This is one of many important projects EcoCrews has been lucky enough to support thanks to our partner, Eurobodalla Shire Council. Crew members have been able to learn new skills while directly contributing to community recovery following the bushfires. We’re proud to see the progress made here in Rosedale and look forward to watching the area go from strength to strength”. Mark Green- Regional Manager EcoCrews.
To find out more about this project, contact Jane Enright- Rosedale Landcare Coordinator on 0409 318 668.