14123: Blackadder Wetlands transition from tidal to freshwater project
The biodiversity values of Blackadder Wetland have been degraded by agricultural and urban uses over the past century and continue to be threatened by pollution from runoff, ageing sewage infrastructure and a former waste disposal area close to the site. Despite this, the wetland still provides significant habitat for water birds, native fish, turtles and frogs and is highly valued by the local community.
This project aims to build an understanding of the current ecological condition of Blackadder Wetland and produce a five-year plan for its conservation and management. This project will also undertake weed control of Arum lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica), design a fish ladder, seed collection and plant propagation, and tree planting activities.
|Investment:||$ 18 000|
|In-kind contribution:||$ 25 005|
|Delivery organisation:||Blackadder-Woodbridge Catchment Group|
|Project duration:||February 2015 - December 2016|
|Location:||Blackadder Wetlands, Swan Regional Riverside Park|
South Metropolitan TAFE- Midland
Curtin University - Aquatic Science
Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council