15166: Lake Monjingup restoration of ecoeducation facilities and materials
In order to restore Lake Monjingup Reserve to pre-fire conditions, the following tasks were undertaken:
- Weeds in the reserve were mapped via GIS and weed control was carried out over 30ha of the reserve using a combination or chemical and mechanical control totalling over 30hrs of hand weeding, and 18 hours of chemical control.
- 500 seedlings were planted and flora surveys were carried out.
- 15 permanent vegetation quadrants were monitored to increase botanical knowledge of the reserve.
- Recorded species rose from 167 plant species to over 300 species.
- Three bird surveys were carried out and the walk trail network was restored, producing 20 individually themed signs to be placed on walk trails.
- A bird hide was built in 2016 and a new Environment Centre is to be built in 2017.
|Investment:||$ 20 000|
|In-kind contribution:||$ 54 010|
|Delivery organisation:||Shire of Esperance|
|Project duration:||January 2016 - December 2016|
|Location:||Shire of Espereance|
Purpose of project
In January 2015 a bushfire swept through the reserve and destroyed the reserve's infrastructure. The rebuild of Lake Monjingup reserve has continued in 2016 and been assisted by this grant.
Major project achievements
Outcomes achieved included:
- GIS mapping of weeds in reserve
- Planted 500 seedlings
- Carried out three bird surveys
- Carried out flora surveys and re-monitored 15 permanent vegetation quadrants. Increased botanical knowledge of the reserve. Recorded species rose from 167 plant species to over 300 species.
- Restored walk trail network, producing 20 individually themed signs to be placed on walk trails, bird hide (built 2016) and new Environment Centre (to be built in 2017).
- Carried out weed control over 30ha of the reserve using a combination of chemical and mechanical control, totalling over 30hrs of hand weeding, and 18 hours of chemical control.
Esperance Bird Observers Group
Esperance Nyungar Aboriginal Corporation
Esperance Wildflower Society
South Coast NRM