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    12060: Revegetation of tuart woodlands, feral bee control and learning through community engagement and action

    And so the pile grows….  Volunteers hand-weed amongst seedlings planted in vegetation fringing Outridge Swamp at Baldivis Children’s Forest. Courtesy Jo Tregonning.
    And so the pile grows…. Volunteers hand-weed amongst seedlings planted in vegetation fringing Outridge Swamp at Baldivis Children’s Forest. Courtesy Jo Tregonning.

    Baldivis Children's Forest is a public reserve of 49 acres located approximately 50 kilometres south of Perth. It contains tuart woodlands and a conservation category wetland (Outridge Swamp).

    This project aims to increase biodiversity, and provide a link between Lake Walyungup in the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park and Outridge Swamp.

    Activities include:

    • Revegetating one hectare of tuart woodland with 4100 local provenance seedlings propagated using seed collected on-site.
    • Watering the seedlings for the first summer with a recycled trickle irrigation system.
    • Installing kangaroo-proof fencing around the revegetated area to protect seedlings from grazing. Fencing materials will be recycled from an earlier planting site.
    • Weed control over a six hectare area pre and post planting to improve seedling survival rates.
    • Continuation of a feral bee control program started in 2008 to manage the availability of nesting hollows for native fauna such as brushtail possums, monitor lizards and micro bats.

    Approximately 1500 school children and community members will participate in planting activities and eight weekend family events will be held to educate the community on environmental matters.

    Investment: $ 30 690
    Delivery organisation: Baldivis Children’s Forest Inc
    Project duration: November 2012 - December 2014
    Location: Baldivis Children’s Forest, 1399 Mandurah Road, Baldivis (Reserve 30269)

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