Mulloon Institute awarded funding for Environmental Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation Program

Gary Nairn, John Barilaro, Peter Hazell and Rebecca Bradley at Mulloon Creek Natural Farm.

Gary Nairn, John Barilaro, Peter Hazell and Rebecca Bradley at Mulloon Creek Natural Farm.

NSW Government’s Environment Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation program has awarded The Mulloon Institute a grant of $100,000. This grant will allow us to commence the huge task of rehabilitating Mulloon Creek, and of re-establishing the functional connection between the creek and its surrounding floodplain.
 
The grant will be directed towards building a series of about 13 instream eco-structures  along a 3km section of Mulloon Creek between Mulloon Creek Natural Farms ‘The Home Farm’, where the original NSF demonstration is located, and the Kings Hwy.
 
These in-stream eco-structures will raise the water level in the creek and the adjacent floodplain, which will improve water flow during dry periods. Coupled with fencing and revegetation of the creek, this project will see a major improvement in the natural landscape function and habitat value of the Mulloon system.