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    13033: Upper Lesmurdie Falls rehabilitation project

    This section of Lesmurdie Brook was planted with Baumea preissii (sedge) following the successful removal of vast expanses of weeds including watsonia. Courtesy Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls Inc.
    This section of Lesmurdie Brook was planted with Baumea preissii (sedge) following the successful removal of vast expanses of weeds including watsonia. Courtesy Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls Inc.

    Lesmurdie Brook enters Mundy Regional Park approximately 1km east of the Lesmurdie Falls.

    Land on each side of the Brook was cleared and settled early in the 20th century and much of the area within 50 metres of the Brook has lost its endemic flora.

    Up until 2012, when the Friends of Lesmurdie Falls started rehabilitating the area, it was choked by dense stands of African feather grass, Blackberry and Watsonia.

    This project aims to restore cleared and degraded land along the Brook and improve aquatic habitat for native fish, crustaceans, amphibians, aquatic insects and zooplankton.

    Project activities include:

    • controlling weeds along the Brook
    • revegetating degraded and weeded riparian areas
    • protecting revegetated areas with fencing
    • constructing riffle beds and micro dams
    • planting in-stream reed beds
    • installing a litter trap.
    Investment: $ 40 000
    Delivery organisation: Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls Inc.
    Project duration: January 2014 - December 2015
    Location: Mundy Regional Park (in the area formerly known as Lesmurdie National Park) in the Shire of Kalamunda.

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