At one end of Manly Creek you’ll find the beautiful bush-lined Manly Reservoir (the very last body of freshwater in Sydney where the water is still clean enough to swim).
|Manly Reservoir |
|Manly Lagoon Mass Fish Kill from Herbicide Spill 2001|
Unfortunately the District park boundaries tend to hug the creek-line fairly closely in this section (especially on the northern side) leaving much of the remnant bushland outside the boundaries.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that you could once paddle in a canoe from Mermaid Pool to the beach...although a section of piped creek in Warringah Golf Course would now make this impossible. ideally as part of the new Plan of Management the piped area will be rehabilitated to assist the migration of native fish up the creekline. For more information on the fish population of Manly Creek read here
“Warringah Council Local Habitat Plan, Habitat Restoration Plan, Manly Creek Corridor”. This document details plans to preserve, restore and expand the pockets of bushland that still survive along Manly Creek as well as other ways to improve and protect this important community amenity. All we need now is for them to implement it !
Heading towards Manly Lagoon and the beach !
Read about the benefits of wildlife corridors:-here
Please support community efforts to conserve, protect and improve this important part of our natural heritage.
The NSW Government is currently seeking ways to transfer parcels of crown land to council jurisdiction SMH article (28.3.14).
Read A fact sheet detailing the concern for the future of Crown Lands here:-Crown Lands fact Sheet