Coast Wattle Project
This is a project focussing on the mapping and control of Coast Wattle and Sallow Wattle in the Peterborough coastal area including the Bay of Islands car park.
These species have been listed as a threatening process under the FFG Act 1988, with an action plan to be developed and implemented. Parks Victoria provide a permit to remove the invasive species, under which volunteers carry out works.
The Friends of Bay of Islands meet regularly to help control Coast Wattle and at times work in conjunction with Landcare, Peterborough Residents Group and Parks Victoria.
Follow up revegetation works including in Croft's Bay is building resilience in the landscape in terms of species biodiversity, enhanced habitat for native species and reducing impacts of increasing tourism.
The project area is adjacent to wetlands that consist of ephemeral and permanent wetlands in a wider area providing vital habitat for vulnerable species such as Lewins Rail and the Hooded Plover.