Recent improvements to creeklands in Armidale

Armidale Urban Rivercare Group (AURG) (2001 - current)

Many volunteers in the local community have been involved since 2001 planting over 70,000 native plants along the Dumaresq Creeklands as part of the activities of the Armidale Urban Rivercare Group (AURG).

The AURG has built a valuable, long-lasting legacy through its vegetation works along the creeklands.

The group of hundreds of volunteers over the years have cleaned the creek, removed woody weeds, perfected planting and weed control methods and planted vast areas with native plants that are now growing very well.

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 Armidale Urban RIvercare Group (AURG) holding a working bee planting eucalypts, tea trees and snow grass along edges of Dumaresq Creek - Armidale Express Extra (10/2/2016).

Armidale Urban RIvercare Group (AURG) holding a working bee planting eucalypts, tea trees and snow grass along edges of Dumaresq Creek - Armidale Express Extra (10/2/2016).

In addition to the many volunteers, the group has had the support of groups such as the Armidale Tree Group, Armidale Dumaresq Lions ClubSouthern New England Landcare, NSW Environmental Trust and NSW EPA.

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Growth of a diverse array of native species planted by volunteers of the Armidale Urban Rivercare Group (AURG) - images show the variation in water views during a flood event in August 2016

 
 Woody weed removal (October 2017)

Woody weed removal (October 2017)

 Recent plantings north of O'Connor high school (October 2017)

Recent plantings north of O'Connor high school (October 2017)


2002 - Volunteers cleaning up the creek

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Trolleys

getting 'down and dirty'

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A good Harvest!

2002 Volunteer group

Trolleys are still a problem in 2017

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'Still trolleys'

October 2017