‘Fall of Singapore’ project ran over 3 years to 30th October 2016. As part of this project 4,100 trees were planted at 4 sites at Eenie Creek, Sunshine Beach Surf Club foreshore, Sunshine Creek and Girraween (Cooyar Street). The success of the project was thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers who did the planting, weeding and litter removal.
This project was funded by Qld Government ‘Everyone’s Environment Grant’. NICA received$100,000 over three years, starting early in 2014.
This was an assault on Singapore Daisy (Sphagneticola trilobata) across the Noosa Biosphere to control infestations in high priority areas identified through a consultative process between;
- Noosa Integrated Catchment Assoc Inc (NICA)
- Noosa Biosphere Ltd
- Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club
- Noosa & District Landcare Group
- Sunshine Coast Council
It has re-vegetated these areas with endemic tubestocks to improve condition, connectiviity and resilience of threatened Allocasuarina/Casuarina ecosystems and riparian habitats that support Glossy Black Cockatoos, wallum frogs and other species of conservation significance. The areas which have been identified as priority are;
- Sunshine Beach SLSC foredune
- Sunshine Creek Reserve
- Girraween Reserve
- Eenie Creek Reserve
Right: Singapore Daisy at Giraween section of Noosa National Park
The project also included integrated stormwater monitoring and clean up program to address the most significant source of waterway pollution and one of the underlying causes of Singapore Daisy infestations in the Noosa Biosphere.