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Mullens Wader Walk

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

Gympie Regional Council

Three Coastal NRM groups engaged: two Conservation Volunteers Australia teams, and an international volunteers’ team

Industries

Council

Activities

On-ground work, Education extension

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Caring for Our Country program

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 February 2009

End date

26 May 2005

Summary

This project will clearly define a single walking track, remove weeds and re-vegetate with native species on the Mullens Creek Esplanade to prevent further environmental and cultural site degradation. Three community displays/awareness days have taken place and articles about shorebirds have been featured in two coastal newspapers.

Anticipated outcomes: currently, local residents and tourists visit this area for recreation, exercise, dog walking, and bird watching. Since there is not one clearly defined track, walkers are inclined to wander into the foreshore area. The resultant impact on the area will be further compaction leading to degradation and erosion of this area.

As well as defining the walking track itself, the project will lay down an appropriate walking track surface, place interpretive signage to highlight Indigenous cultural sites, and explain the local flora, fauna and birdlife.

This particular site is adjacent to the Great Sandy Strait Ramsar listed wetland and is also within the Great Sandy Marine Park, Conservation Park Zone. Further, the site adjoins a designated saltmarsh, shorebird roosting and feeding area which is currently being monitored by Cooloola Coastcare with the assistance of Wetland Care Australia. The use of dog leads will be encouraged through community awareness days and the distribution of dog leads will be supplied by Burnett Mary Regional Group.

Benefits

This project will:
  • ensure Ramsar coastal foreshore will be rehabilitated and protected
  • establish a single walking track on Mullens Creek Esplanade

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 24 September 2015

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Mullens Wader Walk, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/mullens-wader-walk-0fd8/

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