13013: Palomino seasonal damp land stage 2

    This project is stage two of the construction and establishment of a seasonal damp land in the Palomino Reserve on the Wungong River.

    Damp lands act in a similar way to wetlands by filtering water before it enters rivers. They also provide important habitat for native freshwater species including fish, amphibians and macro-invertebrates.

    Wungong River was originally a series of wetlands formed by runoff from the Darling Range.

    The natural function of the wetlands was largely lost when water was channelled by early pioneers who used the land for farming.

    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 establish a seasonal damp land that is similar to those originally found in the area.

    Investment: $ 12 000
    Delivery organisation: Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group
    Project duration: December 2013 - June 2015
    Location: Wungong River, Palomino Reserve, City of Armadale
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