· Restored nearly 4 hectares of coastal habitat
· 3 tonnes of noxious weeds were removed from the site
· 6 tonnes of weed material removed by hand and composted on site
· 120 cubic meters of mulch spread over 1.2 hectares of land
· 3713 indigenous plants were planted
· 1.2 hectares of erosion control
· Flora and Fauna surveys and water quality testing
. Community engagement day with over 80 people attending
In particular REF Inc would like to acknowledge the hard work and efforts of the following people and organisations for allowing us to carry out the first Green Army Program:
Moreton Bay Regional Council
This project would not have been possible without the support of our council. The project was backed by councillor Koliana Winchester with support from the Moreton Bay Regional Council Environmental team including Robyn Moffat and Glen Millar. The support involved the provision of technical advice, the supply of 120 cubic meters of mulch and many of the plants used by the Green Army Team.
The Federal Member for Petrie, Luke Howarth has been a long-time supporter of Redcliffe Environmental Forum and its on-ground activities. Luke provided the impetus for us to apply for a Green Army Project and he paid many visits to the site and wasn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and get stuck into some work along with the Green Army team.
Friends of the Redcliffe Botanical Gardens
We would like to thank David Lergessner, Don Perrin and their colleagues for providing advice in terms of plant identification, referencing in terms of important plant species as well as propagation and the provision of selected plants.
The Sporting Community
We would also like to acknowledge the support and assistance provided by the Redcliffe Golf Club and the Redcliffe Rugby Union Club. Both organisations assisted the team with access to their facilities for training activities.
Conservation Volunteers Australia
We would also like to acknowledge the work and expertise to the supplier and trainer of the Green Army Team members who carried out the work under the guidance of the team leader Chris Joyce. A big project like this was possible due to the strategic and technical advice provided by Phil Harrison, Doug MacKenzie and Dennis Gannaway.