10007: Revegetation of the north-west section of Lake Claremont to restore indigenous woodlands
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|
Friends of Lake Claremont at FOLC.WA@gmail.com