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    13085: Darling Downs wetland clean-up and revegetation

    Volunteers at Darling Downs wetlands planting day. Courtesy Colleen Rankin.
    Volunteers at Darling Downs wetlands planting day. Courtesy Colleen Rankin.

    Darling Downs wetland is an artificial wetland created by Serpentine Jarrahdale Landcare as a sanctuary for local birdlife. The wetland is part of a 70 acre equestrian and recreational reserve used regularly by local residents and visitors from surrounding Perth suburbs.

    Birriga Brook flows through the wetland, continuing down-stream to where it meets the Serpentine River in Baldivis.

    This project aims to increase water flow through the wetland and surrounding drainage systems and improve habitat for local plants and animals.

    Project activities include:

    • weed control along Birriga Brook and in the Darling Downs wetlands area
    • wetland clean-up by volunteers in preparation for revegetation
    • revegetation of the Darling Downs wetlands area
    • installation of informative signs in the wetlands area.
    Investment: $ 11 140
    Delivery organisation: Landcare SJ Inc
    Project duration: January 2014 - December 2015
    Location: Darling Downs Wetland, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
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