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    13083: On-ground Salinity Management Work for the Gnowergerup-Scott's Brook

    Funding was provided to two landholders to fence 6.5 kilometres of Gnowergerup-Scott's Brook. Courtesy Sara Dulex, Blackwood Basin Group.
    Funding was provided to two landholders to fence 6.5 kilometres of Gnowergerup-Scott's Brook. Courtesy Sara Dulex, Blackwood Basin Group.

    Gnowergerup-Scott's Brook runs through agricultural land before meeting the Blackwood River approximately half way between the towns of Boyup Brook and Bridgetown. The area is well known for its animals including wild populations of numbat, chuditch and wyolie.

    The brook discharges large amounts of salt into the Blackwood River every year and is a priority target for improving the River's health.

    This project aims to protect the Blackwood River and its tributaries from degradation by providing landholders with incentive to fence waterways on their land.

    Two landholders will receive funding (through a devolved grant) to fence 6.5 kilometres of Gnowergerup-Scott's Brook. In addition, this assistance allowed one landholder to finish fencing all waterways on a property and the other fenced a large portion of the Blackwood River.

    Investment: $ 25 000
    Delivery organisation: Blackwood Basin Group
    Project duration: March 2014 - June 2015
    Location: RMB 198 - Scotts Brook Road and RMB 627 - Asplin Siding Road, Boyup Brook
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