Restoring Fish Habitat in the Tweed River

OzFish Unlimited

OzFish Tweed River Chapter works with land owners, the council and local land care groups to repair fish habitat in the Tweed River.

Details

Availability: Approved

Time required: 2 hours per week

Duration: Not yet defined

Location:
629 Binna Burra Rd
Federal
New South Wales
Australia

Requires face to face contact: Yes

Overview

Aims

To restore fish habitat by undertaking projects, such as riparian planting, resnagging, fencing, weed control, shellfish reef restoration and restoring connectivity.

For more information and position descriptions go to https://ozfish.org.au/ozfish-tweed-river-chapter/

Outcomes

1. Enhancement of environmental services in the Tweed Catchment.
2. Improved fishery in the Tweed River.

Needs to be addressed

OzFish Tweed River Chapter addresses issues that negatively impact fish habitat, such as clearing, river bank erosion, grazing, silting, desnagging, barriers to fish migration and weed invasion.

Benefits to students

Students would benefit by gaining skills and experience working in the Environmental Conservation Industry. The 3 volunteer roles on offer are; Fish Habitat Officer, Communications Officer and Education Officer.

Requirements

Southern Cross University

Advertising for local volunteers (Tweed area)

Partner

OzFish has access to a wealth of information and support including some funding.