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    13052: Wilson living stream project

    Wilson Wetlands Action Group volunteers prepare for a community planting day along side the Castledare miniature railway. Courtesy Clare Darragh State NRM Office.
    Wilson Wetlands Action Group volunteers prepare for a community planting day along side the Castledare miniature railway. Courtesy Clare Darragh State NRM Office.

    This project aims to enhance the natural environment of an urban wetland located in the Canning River Regional Park, in the Perth suburb of Wilson.

    The site includes a conservation category samphire wetland, seasonal damplands, fresh water creek lines and areas of upland vegetation.

    A miniature railway runs through the site which offers passive recreation and an opportunity to educate the community on wetland conservation.

    The site is in relatively good condition because of previous rehabilitation works but various weeds re-emerge on a regular basis.

    This project will manage these weeds and continue to restore the area by:

    • removing woody weeds from the wetland
    • reducing the number of introduced (weed) eucalypt species through selective thinning
    • removing grassy and herbaceous weeds when they emerge
    • removing Watsonia bulbs
    • planting local native trees on upland areas
    • planting local native species along stream banks and in seasonal damplands.
    Investment: $ 40 000
    Delivery organisation: Wilson Wetlands Action Group
    Project duration: February 2014 - December 2015
    Location: Canning River Regional Park, in the suburb of Wilson
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