A combined Townsville Council, State Government, Commonwealth and
community based initiative to maintain and enhance our waterways in the
coastal dry tropics.

Increasing Community Engagement in Townsville Coastal Catchments for Biodiversity Project
Funded by the Australian Government's Caring for our Country program.

2011 Sub Projects

Activities and Events

Bluewater Creek | Bohle Northshore | Bohle Riparian | Bohle Wetland | Clemant Wetlands | Cocoa Creek | Community Nurseries | Creekwatch | Cungulla Foreshore | Cungulla Wetland | GBR Habitat | Geoffrey and Alma Bay | Horseshoe Bay Habitat | Horseshoe Bay School | M.I. Weed Awareness | Mundy Creek | Nelly Bay Catchment | Nelly Bay Turtle | Northern Beaches | Oak Valley Finch | Paluma Catchment | Petersen Creek | Rainforest Birds Book | Ross River | Rowes Bay Foreshore | Rowes Bay Wetlands | Saunders Beach | Toomulla Foreshore | Town Common Bike TrailTown Common Concept | Town Common Volunteers | Townsville Planning Scheme

Short Title: Horseshoe Bay School

Horseshoe Bay School Environmental Reserve

Location: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island

Organisation: Creek to Coral

Project Summary:

The Environmental Reserve at Horseshoe Bay is an example of native habitat in the urban setting that co-exists with urban infrastructure. The old Horseshoe Bay school house is situated on the reserve and has been used for community purposes in the past. The reserve has been impacted by weeds that have escaped from urban gardens and these are now in the small creek that passes through the reserve.

This project will remove the majority of the invasive weeds from the creek system and riparian area and restore the native habitat to its previous condition

Completed actions and events:

Activities completed:

•    Initial site visit with Nader Karimi (TCC) - 24 November 2011

•    Preliminary site assessment with Chris Pronk (TCC) 5 October 2012

•    Prepare draft management plan for Horseshoe Bay School Environmental Reserve – October 2012

•    Site works (CVA and EE) in Management Units 1, 3 and 5 - 11 October 2012

•    Site works(CVA and EE) in Management Unit 3 - 12 October 2012

•    Site works in MU3 (CVA and EE) - 29 October 2012

•    Site works tidy up in MU3 (CVA) - 30 October 2012 (1/2 day)

•    Site works (CVA and EE) in Management Units 5 and 4 – 12 December 2012 (1/2 day)

•    Site works (CVA) in Management Unit 4 – 14 December 2012 (1/2 day)

•    Follow up weed control – 11 March 2013