THE Friends of the Mary Carroll Wetland have welcomed a “very important” grant which will aid the wetland’s health.
The group has benefited from a $14,364 grant from the Swan Alco Landcare Program to help its conservation effort.
Friends of the Mary Carroll Wetland co-ordinator Unice Robinson said the grant would help rehabilitate the stream which connected the two wetlands.
“There’s a stream on the other side which has been really badly damaged that connects the two wetlands,” she said.
“The banks are starting to break away, so we’ll be able to put plants in along the banks.”
Mrs Robinson said it was important to repair the stream because otherwise the wetlands would overflow and suffer.
“When (Robinson Park) side overflows, it comes through that drain, down into this wetland and when (Gosnells Primary School) side overflows, it runs down into the Canning River,” she said.
“It’s really important because it’ll help take the nutrients out instead of ringing them right through on to the wetland.”