In response to a high level of community concern over degraded terrestrial and aquatic habitat along the Bellinger River, this project educated riparian landholders and the general community about the value of healthy riparian vegetation.

A rare turtle mortality event triggered an unprecedented inter-agency State government emergency response involving NPWS, DPI, North Coast Local Land Services and Taronga Zoo.

To address habitat degradation, Bellinger Landcare worked with stakeholders to create a booklet & workshop series on best practice river rehabilitation, facilitating and promoting active landholder and community engagement in on- ground works to regenerate Lowland Subtropical Rainforest an Endangered Ecological Community.

This project was successfully completed in 2017.


Turtle ART copy

George is a wise and dapper Bellinger River Snapping Turtle (Myuchelys georgesi). He was created by local artist Jackson Rae

This project was kindly supported by the NSW Environmental Trust DECCW_ETlogo