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    10061: Weed control in reserves that contain threatened ecological communities and declared rare flora in Serpentine

    Lovegrass and watsonia dominate the understorey of many Serpentine reserves. Courtesy  Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire
    Lovegrass and watsonia dominate the understorey of many Serpentine reserves. Courtesy Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project will control invasive weeds-mainly lovegrass and watsonia-in three reserves at Serpentine.

    Two of these reserves have been identified by the state as being of high conservation value and are included in the Bush Forever classification. They are the Serpentine Sports Reserve and the Serpentine Cemetery Reserve. A wetland Karnup Road is the third reserve.

    All three sites have threatened ecological communities with species of declared rare flora being found in the two Bush Forever reserves.

    In addition to controlling weeds in the Serpentine Sports Reserve, this reserve will be treated for the control of dieback.

    Investment: $ 19 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 9 860
    Delivery organisation: Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire
    Project duration: July 2011 - February 2012
    Location: Three reserves in Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire—Serpentine Sports Reserve, Serpentine Cemetery and wetland on Karnup Road

    Major project achievements

    • 17.2 ha of weeds such as lovegrass and watsonia were controlled within three Shire-managed reserves in the Serpentine area.
    • 4.7 ha of one reserve were treated for dieback.

    Project partners

    Department of Environment and Conservation

    More information

    Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire (08) 9526 1111 or info@sjshire.wa.gov.au

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