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    10047: Meet and greet to preserve our reserves

    Community members participating in restoration works at Bila Boya Reserve. Courtesy Justin Hardy, King River Weed Control and River Restoration Group
    Community members participating in restoration works at Bila Boya Reserve. Courtesy Justin Hardy, King River Weed Control and River Restoration Group

    The King River is a major tributary of the Oyster Harbour catchment, near Albany. This project applies to a section of the river where semi-rural land is being subdivided.

    Riparian and adjoining remnant vegetation areas in the area are in good condition. Water quality of streams is also excellent, supporting a range of unique native bird, reptile, mammal and invertebrate species.

    The area is popular for recreational uses such as bush walking, horse riding, mountain bike riding, fishing, marroning and boating, all of which are becoming increasingly popular.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, the main aim of this project is to lead activities in weed control and restoration of local native plant species within the defined area.

    The local community will be encouraged to become involved and local specialists will be engaged to provide technical help.

    The project will build on previous planning and educational and awareness-raising activities conducted in the area. It will contribute significantly to the ongoing development of a conservation ethic, community ownership and pride in the preservation of the King River area.

    Investment: $ 22 500
    Delivery organisation: King River Weed Control and River Restoration Group
    Project duration: July 2011 - December 2012
    Location: Main tributaries of the King River between Chester Pass and Hazzard Road, 12–15 km east of Albany
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