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    10043: Lake Seppings western shore rehabilitation – stage 5

    Western shore of Lake Seppings ready for planting—after weed removal, top-dressing and mulching. Courtesy Bushcarers Group
    Western shore of Lake Seppings ready for planting—after weed removal, top-dressing and mulching. Courtesy Bushcarers Group

    Lake Seppings was the local rubbish dump for the City of Albany before the refuse site was relocated in 1974 due to community pressure.

    Currently half a hectare of the 2.5-ha shoreline within the Lake Seppings reserve has been rehabilitated and a 2.5-km walking trail, passing the rehabilitation site, was constructed around the lake in 2003. The lake is home to hundreds of birds and a breeding population of western long-necked turtles.

    This project will be the fifth stage of rehabilitation of the western shore of the lake, which was weed infested and inaccessible until rehabilitation began in 2001. Funding from the State NRM Program will facilitate future work.

    Initial site works will involve weed removal from a 1500 sq m area of shoreline and top-dressing the site with sand. Ongoing staggered planting of local endemic species by the Bushcarers Group and the City of Albany Bushcare team over a number of months in 2012 will rebuild the native ecosystem.

    Maintenance and management of the site will be through Bushcarers Group busy bees and as part of the city's reserves asset management plan.

    Investment: $ 10 520
    Delivery organisation: Bushcarers Group Inc.
    Project duration: July 2011 - March 2013
    Location: Lake Seppings, 3 km east-north-east of the City of Albany

    More information

    Bushcarers Group Inc. at bushcarersgroup@gmail.com

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