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Environmental initiatives at Kioloa Coastal Campus

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A&A worm farm

Kioloa A&A worm farm

Kioloa Coastal Campus encourages Environmental Sustainable Practices (pdf 258KB), with all waste on the Kioloa Coastal Campus property being processed by four A&A Worm farms. Solids and liquids are separated and worms process the solids into fine castings, which are then pumped to transpiration beds where the nutrients are used to grow pasture.

South Coast Shorebird recovery program (National Parks and Wildlife Services)

Staff of the Kioloa Coastal Campus work closely with the NPWS South Coast Shorebird Recovery Program as we have a pair of Critically Endangered Hooded Plovers nesting regularly on Shell and Avenue Beaches of the Kioloa Coastal Campus. This includes tracking of shorebirds and predators, finding shorebird nests, protecting shorebird nesting areas (fencing, caging nests, and sandbagging nests against high tides), signage and educating the public during nesting season, August-April each year.

More recently Pied Oystercatchers, which are also Critically Endangered, have been making more regular appearances on these beaches; we will monitor their behaviour and movements.

Unfortunately, the more common Sooty Oystercatcher is now listed as Endangered, so another precious shorebird is threatened on our beaches.

The Kioloa Coastal Campus has a feral animal control program in place to assist in the survival of the critically endangered shorebirds - Fox baiting is carried out regularly in conjunction with NPWS, LHPA and SCC with much success.

Please check the Birds Australia web site for more information on the endangered shorebirds of NSW.

New Hoodie nest, birds commenced incubating 22nd October 2013
Mrs Hoodie
Shorebird workshop

KCC Mountain bikes - exploration, fun and transport

Mountain bikers exploring the field station property and surrounding Murramarang National Park
Views while mountain biking the Murramarang National Park

The Kioloa Coastal Campus has 10 mountain bikes available for use by field station users, a very popular activity. The mountain bikes will be made available to KCC users free of charge. Please give staff plenty of notice to ensure bikes are ready for your use. The bikes allow field station users to explore the field station property and surrounding Murramarang National Park, whilst also providing an environmentally friendly transport option for travel to the local beaches and shops. Enquiries for use, please contact the KCC Office.

Updated:  10 November 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, Facilities & Services/Page Contact:  Systems & Information Technology