In conjunction with Moonee Valley Council we have adopted land along the Maribyrnong River to create a wildlife corridor and pollination opportunity for native birds, bees, insects and small animals.  This corridor will run from Maribyrnong Road and through to Melbourne.

Wildlife corridors are connections across the landscape that link up areas of habitat. They support natural processes that occur in a healthy environment, including the movement of species to find resources, such as food and water and can contribute to the resilience of the landscape in a changing climate and help to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions by storing carbon in native vegetation. They can also support multiple land uses such as conservation, farming and forestry.

Landscape elements that contribute to wildlife corridors include:

  • Native grasslands provide habitat and pasture
  • Linear strips of roadside and fence line vegetation form important links in the landscape
  • Stepping stones' of native vegetation and sensitively designed urban parks and gardens contribute habitat for native species
  • Fauna moving through the landscape disperse pollen and seed
  • Large patches of native vegetation provide core habitat
  • 'Buffers' around natural areas protect them from external threats
Even in the cities and suburbs, it is vital for wildlife and pollination corridors to provide biodiverse gardens friendly to wildlife and revegetation of core habitat patches.