14225: Blackberry eradication at Nanga

    This project aims to eradicate blackberry (a WONS) from 112 acres along the Murray River at Nanga. The neighbouring property has also committed to the three year blackberry eradication program. Weeded areas and other open spaces will be revegetated with locally native plants. The site will be used as an outdoor education and environmental space.

    Investment: $ 17 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 29 400
    Delivery organisation: St. Stephen's School
    Project duration: March 2015 - June 2015
    Location: Nanga, along the Murray River; Peel-Harvey

    Purpose of project

    This project will implement a weed management program across two sites along the Murray River near Dwellingup, focussing initially on blackberry as a Weed of National Significance, to completely eradicate blackberry from both properties within three years. This will be coplimented by implementation of a revegetation program to sustain the natural environment to support native and endemic species by providing shelter and food sources.

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