At any time the Torbay Catchment Group is involved in a number of projects, funded through various organisations. Most projects are aimed at improving farming practices and/or biodiversity protection and enhancement. Projects can vary greatly, depending on funding availability, and landholder and partner involvement. Some examples of projects undertaken by the group include an artificial wetland to strip nutrients from farm run-off, establishment of riparian vegetation along creeklines, direct seeding trials, construction of a multi-use trail, shorebird surveys and upgrading a wildlife corridor. More details are available below and on the completed projects page.
Most projects require field work – planting trees, erecting signs, collecting seed, sampling waterways and much more. We are always looking for volunteers to help with these tasks, so if you would like to help, check out the events page for information on any upcoming field work.
Our current projects are:
Building resilience, knowledge and protection – Western Ringtail Possum – Albany Stronghold (April 2019-June 2022)
FIRE: An environmental, cultural issue impacting on Fauna & Flora (commencing April 2019)
Protecting Western Ringtail Possums in the Torbay Catchment (commencing July 2018)
Exploring new opportunities for improving the status of 20/20 priority listed threatened species in the South Coast Region Management Unit – bringing scientists, Indigenous people and NRM community together to protect threatened species
Coastal Saltmarsh Threatened Ecological Community (commencing July 2018)
Protecting coastal corridors and improving the condition of Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh