Mark Henneberry, Monty Dynevor, Lisa Tronc, Charlie Webster (trainer) Jodi Glase and Paul Neaves are playing an integral role in the Saltwater Creek Riparian Project at the Tom Quinn Centre.
Mark Henneberry, Monty Dynevor, Lisa Tronc, Charlie Webster (trainer) Jodi Glase and Paul Neaves are playing an integral role in the Saltwater Creek Riparian Project at the Tom Quinn Centre. Max Fleet

Salvos to give creek a makeover

A STRETCH of Bundaberg’s Saltwater Creek is receiving a makeover at the hands of willing volunteers at The Salvation Army Tom Quinn Community Centre.

The Tom Quinn Community Centre services manager Tom Osborne said the stretch of creek that runs alongside the centre’s community gardens in Svensson heights, is part of an urban stormwater system in the city.

It is important as a refuge and food source for native wildlife.

“The project is all about removing plant species that are either invasive or inappropriate under powerlines, and their replacement with suitable species,” Mr Osborne said.

Incorporated into the centre’s accredited Horticulture Certificate II course that is run year round, the project has involvement from LandCare, which selects and provides suitable plants and the Burnett Mary Regional Group, which provides water testing.

Mr Osborne said the project had been funded by Ergon Energy under its Envirofund program and had seen participation from students at Norville State School.

Anyone who has knowledge of or an interest in this type of work and wants to get involved should contact the centre on 4153 3557.



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