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    12125: Revegetation of Cohn Creek in Merredin

    Project site showing the area for proposed revegetation (red line), the area planted in 1991 (green line), and the new water harvesting site (blue line). Courtesy Shire of Merredin.
    Project site showing the area for proposed revegetation (red line), the area planted in 1991 (green line), and the new water harvesting site (blue line). Courtesy Shire of Merredin.

    Cohn Creek is a relatively fresh waterway that flows through the centre of Merredin.

    In 1991 the community planted 37 000 salt tolerant trees around the creek to manage rising saline groundwater levels.

    Part of this vegetation was recently cleared during the construction of a storm water harvesting dam, increasing the risk of creek bank erosion.

    This project aims to prevent erosion of the creek bank by revegetating a six hectare area along its course with more than 6000 locally native seedlings.

    Investment: $ 10 000
    Delivery organisation: Shire of Merredin
    Project duration: December 2012 - December 2013
    Location: Cohn Creek, Merredin

    Project partners

    Merredin Land Conservation District Committee; Department of Agriculture and Food; school students; TAFE students

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