Bicton Environmental Action Group

Bicton Environmental Action Group (BEAG) restore and maintain a large area of foreshore in Bicton, including Blackwall Reach Reserve.

 

About the Group

BEAG carry out restoration works along the Bicton Foreshore, including erosion control works and revegetation in Blackwall Reach Reserve (click here for more information). The types of activities carried out include hand weeding, replanting, erosion control, foreshore clean-ups, installation and maintenance of bat boxes and community and corporate activity days.

Achievements

  • About 10,000 indigenous trees and shrubs planted into the Point Walter bushland near Point Walter Road.
  • 1,000 seedlings planted along the foreshore by Bicton Primary School and BEAG members.
  • Weed control in the bush land between Kent St and Point Walter Rd to facilitate further planting.
  • Clean up of rocks and shell from the swimming area at Bicton Baths " about five cubic metres of rock and shell collected annually.
  • Development of a herbarium of local plants and introduced weeds in conjunction with City of Melville staff member Errol Allen to help group members to identify plants in the bushland.
  • Trialled smoke water treatment of seed as an alternative to planting seedlings.
  • Installing 10 bat boxes in the bushland reserves
  • Training members on use of GPS.
  • Acquitted grants of $35,000 for weed and erosion control, fencing and planting.

Contacts

President - Peter Neesham - 0439 467 855; pneesham1@hotmail.com