One of the new reclaimed areas closest to Steel Park.  

Marrickville Council is working with residents of Thornley Street Marrickville South & community volunteer group the Mudcrabs to clear & re-vegetate the cliffs along the Cooks River from below Warren Park to Steel Park.

Many of the properties along here plunge into a ridiculously hard area to manage so they have become a bit wild over the years & have many weeds.

As I understand it, some areas to be re-vegetated are within private property & some are within the public thoroughfare along the Cooks River, owned by Marrickville Council.  This endeavour needed the cooperation of the residents to be fully successful.  I think it is quite generous of residents along this section of Thorley Street to include a part of their property to increase biodiversity along the river.

A couple of months ago one sandstone cliff was cleared of weeds. More recently, three areas either side of the bridge has been worked on.  Considering the difficult terrain & the amount of weeds, this would have been difficult work.  The work is in its early stages, but once cleared of weeds & with the native plants grown it will be lovely.

This area acts as a corridor along the river for wildlife so it is very important.  It will also make one of the most picturesque areas of the municipality look cared for.  Mudcrabs welcome volunteers so if being involved in this important work interests you, their contact details are on the blogroll on the left.

The weeds are being killed in this area

Area to the right of the photo above

And still further along, the cliff face was cleared of a ton of weeds leaving one tenacious tree.