North Bellingen

New seedlings at The Point, April 2009.

Bellinger River

Autumn at the Western End of Bellingen Island, May 2012.

What, us?

Future environmentalists, July 2004. Interested in becoming a member?

Regenerating Bellingen, one plant at a time

Bellingen High School, July 2002
Bellingen Urban Landcare > Projects > Western End of Bellingen Island

Western End of Bellingen IslandNews & Media | Map

This is our newest site and probably the biggest project we’ve ever undertaken. This area, which adjoins the last remaining lowland subtropical rainforest patch in Bellingen, has been a heavily weed-infested impassable zone for many years but is now being transformed.

Clearing and planting was started in late 2009 in conjunction with the Bellingen Island Landcare group. In our second major planting in early 2011 900 plants went into the ground. Severe flooding has seen the loss of several large mature casuarina trees and metres of riverbank here so it’s really important to get this area stabilised.

In 2011 and 2012 we’ve worked with Bellingen Shire Council through Our Living Coast on weed control and regeneration on this difficult site.

Western End of Bellingen Island News & Media

Help us Build a Rainforest

Have you read about the Indian guy who has been replanting trees on a river island since 1979? Today, “his” forest is rich in wildlife, and ... more →

Protecting rare rainforest: Working Bee

Bellingen Island supports one of the few areas of Lowland rainforest left on the entire Bellinger River floodplain. It is a beautiful place but needs ... more →

Western End of Bellingen Island Map


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