HELPING HAND: Sophia and Molly Burfitt busy planting trees at the Port of Bundaberg. Photo Contributed
HELPING HAND: Sophia and Molly Burfitt busy planting trees at the Port of Bundaberg. Photo Contributed Contributed

Groups combine to create a green gift

BUNDABERG'S migratory and residential shoreline birds have been given a boost following a joint rehabilitation project on a section of land owned by the Bundaberg Port and earmarked for conservation.

Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG), Birdlife Bundaberg, Impact, the Port of Bundaberg, and Lloyd and David's Full Tree Service combined to plant 177 native plants including macadamias, she-oaks, figs and wattles earlier this month.

BMRG project leader Sue Sargent said she was thrilled with the outcome and the enthusiasm demonstrated by the project's participants.

"Revegetation projects are like a gift that keeps on giving," she said.

"You start off with a few seedlings and before you know it, you have a beautiful bit of bushland attracting birds, butterflies and other native fauna.

"With the youngest participant only 10 years old, you also get a real sense of leaving a legacy for their future, protecting tidal wetlands and with them the shorebirds and fish that depend on them."

Funded by the BMRG through the Shorebird Conservation Program, the plants will be maintained by port staff.



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