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    14077: Combined management strategies targeting declared Hydrocotyle in Wilson Lagoon

    Wilson Lagoon is a fresh water wetland in the Canning River Regional Park that provides nesting, roosting and habitat for native fauna including 50 bird species. Oblong turtles also nest along the banks of the lagoon.

    The major threat to the lagoon is the continued reinfestation of Hydrocotyle. If left unchecked, Hydrocotyle aggressively spreads across the surface of the lagoon forming dense, floating mats that obstruct water flow, reduce water quality, replace native plants, and kill and displacing aquatic animals.

    This project aims to significantly reduce the spread of the weed with the ultimate aim of eradicating it from the lagoon. A combination of manual and herbicide management actions and onsite control techniques will be used.

    Investment: $ 45 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 67 785
    Delivery organisation: Wilson Wetlands Action Group
    Project duration: March 2015 - March 2017
    Location: City of Canning; Wilson; Swan Region

    Purpose of project

    This project aims to significantly reduce the spread of the weed with the ultimate aim of eradicating it from the lagoon. This will provide better nesting, roosting and habitat for native fauna.

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