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    12066: Advancing weed control and community involvement at Dunns Swamp

    Children learning about macro invertebrates at Dunns Swamp. Courtesy Elisa Spengler.
    Children learning about macro invertebrates at Dunns Swamp. Courtesy Elisa Spengler.

    Dunns Swamp is a permanent water body located 3.5km northeast of Hopetoun on the WA south coast.

    The swamp provides habitat for water and bush birds that is not available elsewhere nearby.

    Rising groundwater levels and weeds are reducing water quality in the swamp and threatening surrounding vegetation.

    This project is a continuation of activities conducted in a previously funded project (10048). It aims to provide opportunities for the community to take on stewardship of the swamp and improve its historical and ecological values.

    Activities include:

    • weed control (bridal creeper, boxthorn, scotch thistle, fleabane and nightshade)
    • community clean up and children's learning events
    • installation of interpretive signage.
    Investment: $ 15 980
    Delivery organisation: Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network
    Project duration: November 2012 - July 2013
    Location: Dunn’s Swamp 3.5 km northeast of Hopetoun WA within the Jerdacuttup River Catchment

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