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    12085: Palomino seasonal damp land

    Sedges planted at Palomino damp land during a community planting day will provide habitat for local wildlife. Courtesy Ken Downsborough –Palomino Reserve Catchment Group.
    Sedges planted at Palomino damp land during a community planting day will provide habitat for local wildlife. Courtesy Ken Downsborough –Palomino Reserve Catchment Group.

    This project aims to create a seasonal damp land in the Palomino Reserve on the Wungong River.

    The Wungong River was historically a series of discontinuous wetlands formed by runoff from the Darling Range.

    Water was channeled by early pioneers who used the land for farming, and the natural function of the wetlands was largely lost.

    Over 80 per cent of wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain have been lost, so it's vital that these important habitats are protected.

    This project aims to create a seasonal damp land which will provide habitat and ecological function similar to that of the natural state of the area. Damp lands act in a similar way to wetlands by filtering water before it enters rivers, and also provide important habitat for native freshwater species including fish, amphibians and macro-invertebrates.

    Investment: $ 48 600
    Delivery organisation: Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group
    Project duration: December 2012 - June 2014
    Location: Wungong River in the Palomino Reserve, City of Armadale

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