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Join an urban regeneration group

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Community groups are helping to rehabilitate weed choked native vegetation, enabling it to regenerate and thus, restoring native biodiversity. Find your local group and lend a hand.

A variety of threatening processes such as weed invasion, inappropriate fire regimes and vegetation clearing have stripped our urban creeks, parks and roadways of vibrant indigenous vegetation. It's time for us to remedy this erosion of our natural heritage. Revegetation can encourage a diverse range of native birds, mammals and insects into the urban environment, helping us to create a sustainable living space in step with Australian conditions. If we regenerated astutely we could even lower the temperature in our cities and make them more pleasurable places.

How to do it now!

Create a native or indigenous garden. Convert your patch (or even just a part of it) to a larder for local birds and wildlife. (See Grow Local Plants - Coastal and East Coastal pamphlets for some great tips and hints).

Some of the local groups can be found on Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC) website (City of Canning). Bushcare groups, 'Friends of ...' groups or simply concerned citizens pick up rubbish, work with councils and raise funds for local regeneration projects.

Find an urban regeneration group in your community. The following sites have regeneration groups in urban and rural areas and may list a group local to you:

Why is this action important?

Raising the quality of the natural environment in our local rivers, creeks, parks and roads increases our appreciation of nature and our day-to-day enjoyment of life.

Walking out your front door into a shaded street on a hot day and seeing a flock of Rainbow Lorikeets playing in a flowering gum helps us to feel relaxed and healthy and encourages a sense of community in our neighbourhoods. It's good for the environment and good for you!