The Toogoom Foreshore Project commenced in November 2005 and was one of the first CEP sites. From 2005 to 2012, native indigenous species were planted to promote revegetation following the removal of large areas of weeds. There are currently seven volunteers in five self-management groups within the project area.
Aims / Goals
The aim of the project is to allow the foreshore to regenerate and become a self-sustaining environmental area. By removing all exotic weeds and giving space to indigenous species to revegetate, a natural bush corridor is once again taking shape. This also assists the beach dune to act in a more natural and self-maintaining way.
Groups meet each Monday at 8.30am for two hours. Hand removal of all exotic weeds is carried out. Native seeds are also spread to promote revegetation in barren areas. Weeds with seeds heads are removed from site, but all other plant matter is bagged and used as mulch on site. Plantings are carried out, mainly to stabilise sand blows, or to reintroduce lost or rare species.
Project sites are between 104 and 116 Esplanade, Toogoom.
Toogoom Foreshore has diverse vegetation – from dune to rainforest. It is home to a variety of wildlife including monitor lizards, bearded dragons, butcher birds and butterflies.
The main achievement is the increase in wildlife in areas of revegetation which is proof that the ecology is slowly re-establishing itself.
For more information contact Council's Community Environment Officer Tina Raveneau on 1300 79 49 29 or email@example.com