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Riverkeeper Program delivers significant rubbish collection and bush regeneration results

 The GRCCC Riverkeeper Program Report Card for 2014-15 has now been released. The pdf icon Riverkeeper Report Card 2015 (3.24MB) shows the significant resources and effort that has gone into catchment-scale cleanup and bush regeneration, across the Georges River catchment.

The Riverkeeper Program removed significant volumes of rubbish from the Georges River foreshores, parklands and tributaries during the year. A total of 99,432kgs of rubbish was collected across eight local government areas and more importantly this was prevented from entering the Georges River. This significant clean up work is achieved through a successful GRCCC partnership with Corrective Services NSW where work teams comprised of individuals on Intensive Correction Orders, carry out community service with the support of the GRCCC.

In addition to the GRCCC general Riverkeeper Teams, four extra teams of young bush regenerators have made significant improvements to urban bushland. These teams include the Aboriginal Riverkeeper Team and three Green Army Teams, who are supported by funding from the Australian Government. The teams helped to regenerate 169,280m2 of bushland and have planted over 42,000 plants for the GRCCC member Councils. This on ground work demonstrates positive results for our bushland and biodiversity in the Georges River catchment and will help ensure flora and fauna across the catchment continues to thrive.