Through a partnership between Parklands Albury Wodonga, Friends of Willow Park and Gardens for Wildlife, the Biolinks Project focussed on improving 10 km along the banks of House Creek , Huon and Castle Creeks from Wodonga Creek to rural lands in 2010 and 2011.
These creeks are an important wildlife corridor between the Murray River and surrounding hills. The Biolinks Project aimed to sustainably manage and improve this corridor by replacing weeds with native plants to provide food and shelter for wildlife along the creek.
House Creek already provides a home for platypus and is visited by Squirrel Gliders. The project aims to improve habitat for these special creatures and for the threatened Azure Kingfisher and Superb Parrot. Many parrots and other birds and possums live along or use House Creek; more native plants will bring butterflies, dragon flies and other insects that will provide food for more birds and creatures.
Funding from the Victorian Government through the Second Generation Landcare Grants provided for 5,000 shrubs and trees that schools, community groups, residents and corporate groups planted along the banks of House Creek with Parklands Albury Wodonga.
Friends of Willow Park encouraged various groups to continue working on sections of the creek.
These groups have now become members of the Wodonga Urban Landcare Network (WULN).
For information about WULN and these groups please contact:
Wodonga Urban Landcare Network
PO Box 44,
Wodonga VIC 3689
Phone: 035728332, Mobile: 0428565195