The construction of the first stage is nearly complete and a public opening event is scheduled for Sunday 4th August 2019 at the western end of Silcock Street, Clontarf from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon. Watch this space for updates on the day.
The Eco- Path Opening is free and open to all and will include a number of activities including informative walks with experienced conservation volunteers. The guided walks will cover the value of mangroves and saltmarsh, bird watching and a bushcare tour of our Koala Rehabilitation site. There will also be information stalls and refreshments available including a free sausage sizzle.
Learn about some of the amazing bird life in the area
One of the activities planed for the opening provides a chance for people o learn about some of the amazing birdlife found in the wetlands and forests of Hays Inlet.
There will posters and photographs of birds at the opening. You can also take a guided walk with experts from the Birders of the South Pine River who have been conducting surveys at the site for the past three years. The first stage of the new pathway will take you through the melaleuca forest where you have the chance to spot scarlet honeyeaters, friar birds, flycatchers, silvereyes and fantails.
Some of the birds observed in the Melaleuca Forest at Hays Inlet... click here to find out more
Learn about our bushcare activities
Another activity planned for the day is our bushcare group display. REF has been working on a koala habitat plantation area and after 4 years many of the early trees have grown to heights approaching 8 meters already! See our displays, for and after shots as well as be guided by our Bushcare officer, Jasper Johnson and learn about the some of the plants of Hays Inlet, controlling weeds and managing for bushfires and controlling erosion.
Planting, weeding and erosion control. Learn more about Hays Inlet Bushcare …. click here