Clontarf students help Rapid Creek

Once again the Clontarf Foundation students worked hard at our Great Northern Clean Up on 1 November at the mouth of Rapid Creek.

Group submissions

The Landcare Group has recently made submissions on the Mararra netball facility and the Lakeside Drive master plan. Read more here.

Seniors guided walk for Cancer Council

The Rapid Creek Landcare Group held a guided walk to help the Cancer Council celebrate Seniors Month. Leaving from the Jingili Water Gardens they went upstream exploring the monsoon forest lining Rapid Creek. Watch a short movie here.

Field trip on the Gurambai Trail

In August the Rapid Creek Landcare Group and the NT Field Naturalists held a field trip on the Gurambai Trail at Darwin International Airport. Highlights included flowering Melastoma malabathricum and Osbeckia australiana and nesting Brown Honeyeaters. Read about it here.

Tree vandals attack Rapid Creek

We were horrified to find over 60 trees and palms cut down in the precious monsoon forest at Rapid Creek (listen to ABC Radio Breakfast story, also on ABC Facebook and in Sun Newspaper). Many of the trees were just left lying on the ground, some were used to construct a 'dam' in the creek. Alderman Justine Glover from Waters Ward said “Rapid Creek is such a precious, unique environment that we all need to be responsible for. I encourage people not to turn a blind eye to environmental vandals, if you see something report it … we have to protect this magic place.” Kate Worden Member for Sanderson said “I am really disappointed to see such a senseless act and urge people to be vigilant.” Destruction of trees along Rapid Creek is becoming more common. If you see it happening call the police (NT Police on 13 1444, or AFP on 13 1237 for land on the airport).

New Water Advisory Committee

The Rapid Creek Landcare Group looks forward to participating in the new Rapid Creek Water Advisory Committee. Read our report to the new committee here.

Crime Does Pay, For Some

Outrageously Minister Tollner has chosen to rezone the land that has been illegally cleared at 1 Boulter Road. Find out more here.

Another Successful Clean Up

Another great Clean Up Australia Day was held in March. 65 volunteers collected over 60 bags of rubbish and large items like mattresses and a shopping trolley from the Rapid Creek mangroves. A big thanks to the Clontarf Foundation students for their hard work.

Birdwatching List Launched at Open Garden

The Rapid Creek Birdwatching List was launched at the Rapid Creek Landcare Group’s cafe at the Top End Native Garden Open. The day was run in conjunction with the Top End Native Plant Society and was a great success.

  1. Download the Birdwatching List here

  2. Or contact us for a printed copy

Healthy Darwin Walk

The Rapid Creek Landcare Group hosted a City of Darwin “Healthy Darwin” walk. Walkers enjoyed exploring the creek and hearing experts talk about management of the creek and the work the group does. This was followed by a morning tea at the Jingilli water gardens.

Bollards to Protect Rapid Creek

Minister Higgins has announced funding to prevent inappropriate access to Yankee Pools from the Mararra netball courts. The Minister (centre) is pictured with Lisa, Lesley and Gill (and Wylie) from the Landcare Group and Shelley, Laurie and Sandra from Netball NT.

  1. Minister Higgins’ article  Media release

  2. Read more about our work at Yankee Pools

News Archive

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