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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 major project is restoring and protecting the Themeda Grassland on Fingal Headland.

Our Volunteers:

  • 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
Thursday 8.30am-11.30am
Saturday 9am -12 noon

Work Place:

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.
  • Protected dunes with planting, fencing and track rationalisation.
  • Expanded and improved habitat for native species. For example in 1960’s during sand-mining, before bitou control 28 species of birds were recorded, now there are 246 species.
  • Fingal Headland erosion repaired and Themeda Grasslands established and protected with a pathway system.
  • Community environmental education and programs.

How To Join:

Mobile: 0409 227 844