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    12122: Weed control, habitat protection and environmental education program: Mardo Reserve and road verge around Mundaring Primary School

    Mundaring Primary School students built habitat boxes for mardo (a small carnivorous marsupial) and nesting boxes for black cockatoos and other local bird and bat species. Courtesy Simon Cherriman.
    Mundaring Primary School students built habitat boxes for mardo (a small carnivorous marsupial) and nesting boxes for black cockatoos and other local bird and bat species. Courtesy Simon Cherriman.

    Mardo Reserve (previously Noblewood Estate Reserve) provides habitat for local bird species, including the black cockatoo, and bat populations. It is also a traditional habitat of mardo, a small carnivorous marsupial. Mardo skeletons have been found in the reserve but no live specimens are known.

    This project aims to restore natural habitat within Mardo Reserve and the road verge that surrounds Mundaring Primary School to provide food and shelter to local animals.

    Activities include:

    • removal of Watsonia and other weeds
    • planting of 200 native seedlings in weeded areas
    • installation of 870 metres of fencing to protect vegetation
    • construction and installation of 14 nest boxes for mardos and black cockatoos
    • monitoring bird and ground-dwelling animal presence
    • community night stalks to raise awareness of the reserves inhabitants.
    Investment: $ 23 750
    Delivery organisation: Mundaring Primary School
    Project duration: December 2012 - December 2013
    Location: Mundaring Primary School and Mardo Reserve (Noblewood Estate Reserve)

    Project partners

    Jane Brook Catchment Group; Shire of Mundaring; INSiGHT Ornithology

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