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    10007: Revegetation of the north-west section of Lake Claremont to restore indigenous woodlands

    Greg Simpson (Bush Care Officer), Claire Brittain (Friends of Lake Claremont) and Bruce Haynes (Deputy Mayor of the Town of Claremont) discuss revegetation plans for the north-west boundary of Lake Claremont. Courtesy Claire Brittain
    Greg Simpson (Bush Care Officer), Claire Brittain (Friends of Lake Claremont) and Bruce Haynes (Deputy Mayor of the Town of Claremont) discuss revegetation plans for the north-west boundary of Lake Claremont. Courtesy Claire Brittain

    Lake Claremont is a conservation category wetland and Bush Forever site. It is also one of the few wetland areas left in the western suburbs. As bushland is being cleared for development, it is important to restore natural areas where possible for both environmental and social reasons.

    Past restorative works carried out at Lake Claremont have had excellent results, making it easy to see future potential for flora, fauna and habitat restoration. An example of this is the return of previously lost species to the lake, including pink-eared ducks, black swans and reed warblers, and international migratory birds. Oblong turtles, motorbike and other frogs and Gould's wattle bat now also breed at the lake.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project aims to revegetate a substantial area of the north-west boundary of the lake to restore habitat and protect breeding areas for birds, frogs, bats and turtles.

    Investment: $ 45 000
    Delivery organisation: Friends of Lake Claremont
    Project duration: October 2011 - October 2012
    Location: Lake Claremont, Strickland Street, Claremont

    More information

    Friends of Lake Claremont at FOLC.WA@gmail.com

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