Improvements to the Molonglo River Reserve
Restoration and management of the significant ecological features in the Molonglo River Reserve continues in 2016 with restoration and research projects underway as well as ongoing land management activities such as weed control, fencing and native plantings.
In 2015, the Barrer Box-Gum Woodland restoration project saw 15,607 native plants planted across the Barrer site, with a mix of trees, shrubs and groundcover species. The plantings undertaken by community volunteers in Autumn 2014 are now well established and the next community planting event will be held later this year.
Residents of Coombs and surrounding areas can take advantage of new recreational facilities that provide opportunities to experience the natural beauty of the area and discover the unique ecological values.
Two picnic shelters with linking walking trails, a lookout platform sweeping above the pink-tailed worm-lizard habitat and a 2.8 kilometre return walking trail guiding walkers through an area of protected Box-Gum Woodland north of Holden Creek pond have been built. A good starting point to explore the area is off Edgeworth Parade in Coombs. Pack a picnic and enjoy great river views from the existing picnic shelters.