Mermaid Pool Restoration – Return of the Mermaids
The project to restore Mermaid Pool on Manly Creek at Manly Vale has become one of the most successful community projects in NSW. It began after Clean-Up Australia Day 2002, when 71 volunteers removed more than four tonnes of rubbish from the site. Since then weekend working parties have continued to collect decades of rubbish, remove weeds and plant more than 2000 native saplings. Water quality has been restored through concerted lobbying for fixing of storm-water run-off and as a result the pool is now getting back to its original condition.
This achievement is a showpiece of regeneration that has won awards and been featured for three consecutive years in the annual international Earth Day campaign.
The Mermaid Pool fix up project was a winner of the People’s Choice Award for the 2011 NSW Landcare Awards and a winner of the 2011 SMCMA Community Group Environment Award.
Join the group of volunteers to be a part of the project.
When? – Fourth Saturday of every month
Time? – Between 9am and 1pm
Where? – Mermaid’s Pool on Manly Creek at Manly Vale, located 300 metres below Manly Dam wall and in the Manly Lagoon catchment.
What to bring? – Water, sunscreen and a hat. Volunteers are provided with tools
For more information about Return of the Mermaids please contact Malcolm Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org