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    12084: Malkup Brook restoration

    New plantings in Malkup Brook Reserve are growing well despite the hot, dry summer. Courtesy Kim Angus, Shire of Toodyay.
    New plantings in Malkup Brook Reserve are growing well despite the hot, dry summer. Courtesy Kim Angus, Shire of Toodyay.

    Malkup Brook Reserve in the Shire of Toodyay contains freshwater springs that rise through a unique peat bog. Malkup Brook originates from these springs and flows on into the Avon River.

    The Reserve contains a wide variety of native species and ecosystems, particularly associated with the springs and Brook, and provides an important refuge during the dry summer months.

    A management plan for the Reserve was developed with assistance from the World Wide Fund for Nature.

    This project will undertake some actions recommended in the plan including:

    • control of weed species Spike rush and Bridal creeper
    • revegetation of weeded areas with local native species
    • formation of a Friends of Malkup Brook group to carry on the work in the reserve.

    It will also develop interpretive signage to inform visitors of the Reserves' environmental, cultural and aboriginal value and to encourage responsible enjoyment of the area.

    Investment: $ 16 582
    Delivery organisation: Shire of Toodyay
    Project duration: January 2013 - June 2014
    Location: Malkup Brook Reserve in the Shire of Toodyay
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