11040: Enhancing biodiversity and education by removing woody weeds

    Sydney golden wattle is a major problem weed species of the Albany area. It has formed monocultures, outcompeting most native understorey species and diminishing biodiversity.

    Significant investment has gone into removing an infestation on Mt Clarence. However, 2.8 ha of dense infestation remain on the grounds of Albany Senior High School and threatens to spread into already treated areas.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project will remove the infestation from the school grounds and incorporate outcomes into the science curriculum to educate students on:

    • weed control
    • revegetation
    • biodiversity enhancement.

    Revegetation and maintenance of the site will be the responsibility of the school and its students through the new curriculum.

    Investment: $ 31 100
    Delivery organisation: Albany Senior High School
    Project duration: January 2012 - November 2012
    Location: Albany Senior High School

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