FRIDAY’S heat was not enough to stop a group of volunteers getting their hands dirty in Bibra Lake’s bushland.
Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) put 80 Woodside staff to work pulling invasive weed species that could threaten the survival of the area’s native vegetation.
CVA regional coordinator Lauren Pullella said they had been doing restoration work at Bibra Lake for more than 10 years.
“Bibra Lake is an ecologically significant wetland within the Beeliar Regional Park and the wetland hosts a diverse range of flora and fauna species which all require healthy habitat in order to thrive,” she said.
“If invasive weed species are left uncontrolled, eventually they will outcompete the native vegetation which in turn reduces critical habitat and food supplies for native fauna species, can negatively impact water quality and reduces the overall health of the wetland system.
“Our conservation efforts at this site will contribute to the protection and enhancement of the existing wetland habitat in order to ensure this wetland remains healthy for many years to come.
To get involved with a CVA project visit www.conservationvolunteers.com.au.