Peel-Harvey Catchment Council funds Lake Clifton environmental conservation effort


PHCC employee Jane O’Malley, Lake Clifton-Herron Landcare Group employee Nancy Fardin and Jenny Rose with Department of Environment and Energy employees Keith Armstrong, Neil Blake and Neil Richards.
PHCC employee Jane O’Malley, Lake Clifton-Herron Landcare Group employee Nancy Fardin and Jenny Rose with Department of Environment and Energy employees Keith Armstrong, Neil Blake and Neil Richards.

PEEL-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) has funded one of WA’s most important wetlands, Lake Clifton, in an effort to protect the fragile environment.

PHCC has provided about $10,000 to the Lake Clifton-Herron Landcare Group (LC-HLG) through round two of their Community Environment Grants.

The funding will allow the group to carry out on-ground activities across a stretch of shoreline at the lake.

The group also used some of the funds to carry out a weed survey.

LC-HLG employee Jenny Rose said the weed survey would help devise an action plan for the lake.

“This will need to be considered carefully to get the best result for future projects,” she said.

A further $15,730 of the funding grant will go towards implementing weed control at the site.

“LC-HLG has been working hard for many years to protect the lake by managing weeds,” PHCC chief executive Jane O’Malley said.

“The survey would assist us in finding focus priority actions to achieve the group’s vision, which is to restore the Lake’s shoreline vegetation to a more natural state.”

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