Project Description

Located adjacent to the Clarence River 20km north east of Grafton, the newly formed Everlasting Swamp National Park (2014) is being restored with support from a range of Envite programs. Everlasting Swamp is of one of the largest remaining coastal floodplain freshwater wetlands in New South Wales. The wetlands are habitat for a large number of wetland birds listed on migratory bird agreements including the endangered Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus), and the vulnerable Brolga (Grus rubicunda).

Envite Environment contract bush regenerators have controlled noxious and environmental weeds over three years including infestations of Tropical Soda Apple, Lantana and Prickly Pear.

Restoration works by past Envite Green Army and Work for the Dole teams have assisted in biodiversity conservation and maintaining ecosystem functions. Works included revegetating the riverbank which created habitat for birds and will improve water quality and fish habitat.

Envite mentored the Yaegl Aboriginal Green Team in maintaining revegetation areas and planting new areas. Restoration works are reducing negative impacts from weeds and assisting re-establishment of native vegetation contributing to improve coastal freshwater wetland health.