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    11023: Biodiversity protection and enhancement of Booragoon Lake Reserve

    Seedlings propagated from previously collected local seed was used to revegetate weeded areas at Booragoon Lake Reserve. Courtesy City of Melville.
    Seedlings propagated from previously collected local seed was used to revegetate weeded areas at Booragoon Lake Reserve. Courtesy City of Melville.

    Booragoon Lake Reserve is a 23.12 ha reserve situated in the Perth suburb of Booragoon. It is a Bush Forever site and is part of the Beeliar Regional Park. It's also a registered Aboriginal site.

    The lake previously acted as a drainage basin for the surrounding urban area and is highly degraded. Despite this, the reserve provides refuge for fauna including long-necked turtles and is an important breeding ground for waterfowl.

    This project aims to improve the biodiversity of the lake by removing weeds and revegetating with seedlings propagated from locally collected seed.

    The Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes in partnership with the City of Melville will also train new volunteers to assist in the long-term restoration of the reserve.

    Investment: $ 22 500
    Delivery organisation: Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes
    Project duration: March 2012 - December 2012
    Location: Booragoon Lake Reserve is situated in the suburb of Booragoon
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