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    13048: Protection and enhancement of the biodiversity of Booragoon Lake Reserve

    Sedges planted by volunteers at Booragoon Lake following weeding works are growing well. Courtesy Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lake.
    Sedges planted by volunteers at Booragoon Lake following weeding works are growing well. Courtesy Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lake.

    This is a continuation of project 11023.

    Booragoon Lake Reserve is a 23 hectare reserve situated in the Perth suburb of Booragoon. It is a Bush Forever site and is part of the Beeliar Regional Park. It's also a registered Aboriginal site.

    The lake previously acted as a drainage basin for the surrounding urban area and is highly degraded. Despite this, the reserve provides refuge for fauna including long-necked turtles and is an important breeding ground for waterfowl.

    This project aims to protect the biodiversity of the lake by controlling weeds (including Japanese pepper trees) in a section of the lake and revegetating weeded areas.

    The Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes will run two training workshops for new volunteers to assist in the long-term restoration of the reserve.

    Investment: $ 28 000
    Delivery organisation: Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lake
    Project duration: December 2013 - July 2015
    Location: Booragoon Lake Reserve in the suburb of Booragoon, Melville
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