Projects

 

The Spit

The group's current project is on the area known as “The Spit” near the Rapid Creek mouth. On Parks & Wildlife land in the Casuarina Coastal Reserve, the site was quite degraded. It is a popular area with the community, often frequented by walkers and fishers. The group has done extensive weed management, revegetation, litter control and work with the rangers on fire management. Read more.

Yankee Pools

Yankee Pools sits between Marrara and the Airport. During the war years American servicemen used this area for swimming, hence the name. The revegetation work happened on the City of Darwin land at Yankee Pools. The group also worked with all landholders towards better weed management, particularly in relation to Gamba grass. Read more.

Doof doof revegetation

This site is just downstream from the red footbridge, across the creek from the Water Gardens (on City of Darwin Land). The original revegetation happened on National Tree Day in 2000 and 'doof doof' music by Tranceplant entertained the tree planters. A decade later the site had become quite weedy so the group carried out weed management and enhancement plantings. The weeds focus was eliminating gamba grass and mission grass which had previously caused destructive fires on the site. Community planting events were undertaken in 2011 to plant hundreds of native seedlings.

Monsoon forest enhancement

The group worked in the monsoon forest on City of Darwin land behind the rural blocks on Rapid Creek Road. The forest here is very narrow and therefore more vulnerable to degradation from weeds, fire and vandals. Enhancement planting is needed to strengthen the forest. We planted many local native trees at well attended community planting days.

Access control

Inappropriate vehicle access impacts severely on sensitive creekside vegetation and causes erosion. We encourage people to use and enjoy the creek in an appropriate manner. The Landcare Group has worked with the NT Government, the City of Darwin and Darwin International Airport to restrict vehicle access to the creek's edge.