The Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat Biolink project is restoring wildlife corridors by linking fragmented areas of vegetation.

Achievements to date include:
  • 14 hectares of revegetation to increase the area of native vegetation on private land
  • 35 hectares of weed control to restore native habitat
  • 222 hectares of pest animal control to protect native flora and fauna.

This large-scale project has involved 10 schools, community groups (including guides and scouts) and bus tours. Activities include fox den fumigation workshops, bushland management, pasture weed management and planting days.

Students from the Centre for Multicultural Youth had a valuable experience when they participated in a planting at Main Ridge in July 2018 to restore the wildlife corridor and connect to nature in their new country. The group formed part of the Ucan2 initiative, which supports newly arrived refugees and migrants.


Our best excursion ever…I felt like we were a family going on a trip to nature – all the sights, smells and experiences were new to us.
Ali, Ucan2 student

Ucan2 Centre for Multicultural Youth students at a tree planting event on one of the participating properties.

Ucan2 Centre for Multicultural Youth students at a tree planting event.
Photo credit: Port Phillip and Westernport CMA.

The Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat Biolink project also includes the installation of nesting boxes on participating properties. These provide homes for hollow-dependent wildlife, threatened by the lack of hollow bearing trees. Species include Microbats, Pardalotes, Rosellas, Owls, Kookaburras and Possums. Ten nesting boxes were installed on one property by a qualified arborist.

Over 20 landholders have been working with the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network Committee, Port Phillip and Westernport CMA and school groups to reconnect fragmented remnants of indigenous vegetation between Greens Bush and Arthurs Seat. The project will also improve water quality along Main, Splitters and Drum Drum Alloc creeks.

Partners

Port Phillip and Westernport CMA, Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network Committee, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Parks Victoria, Individual Landcare Groups, Southern Peninsula Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association (SPIFFA), Melbourne Water, Chisholm Tafe, Individual Biolink Property Landholders, Waterwatch, Birdlife Australia – Mornington Peninsula Branch and the Mornington Peninsula Scout and Cub Groups (Scouts Australia).

Keep up the good work, you do a very worthwhile job that directly and immediately improves the environmental health and future of our peninsula.
, participating landholder

Page last updated: 28/06/19