Fingal Head CoastCare Inc.
Who are we?
Fingal Head Coastcare Inc. is a voluntary community group which, since 1986, has been restoring flora and fauna habitat including littoral rainforest, coastal woodlands, wetlands and dunal vegetation which had been destroyed by sand mining in the 1950’s and 60’s.
A current major project is restoring and protecting the Themeda Grassland on Fingal Headland.
- propagate local native species in our community nursery
- control weeds
- plant local species
- restore flora and fauna habitat
- install nesting boxes and fauna watering points
- provide community environmental education
- organise community environmental events
- advocate and campaign for environmental protection.
When Do We Work?
Tuesday 8am -11am
Saturday 9am -12 noon
Members meet at the FHC nursery, off the Fingal Head Lighthouse track.
What Have We Achieved?
- Re-established 34 hectares of coastal woodlands, including 18 hectares of littoral rainforest.
See links: Fingal Head since 1952 – and – Dreamtime Beach since 1962 – and – How we achieved a complete makeover.
- Protected dunes with planting, fencing and track rationalisation.
See link: Keeping visitors on track.
- Expanded and improved habitat for native species. For example in 1960’s during sand-mining and before bitou control, 28 species of birds were recorded; now there are 245 species.
See link: Fingal Head Bird Species List
- Repaired Fingal Headland erosion, established Themeda Grasslands and protected them with a pathway system.
See links: Fixing Fingal Headland erosion problem – and – Restoring Fingal Headland Vegetation
- Conducted community environmental education and programs, with community groups and educational institutions from pre-schools through to TAFE and Universities.
How To Join:
Contact us on 0409 227 844 or email@example.com
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