Case Study: De Moleyns Lagoon rehabilitation and monitoring project
Mackay Regional Council
Queensland Wetlands Program
Case study type
Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study
Australian and Queensland Governments
Planning was undertaken to identify rehabilitation works required to improve the role of the wetland in improving water quality and biodiversity. The following rehabilitation works were identified: weed control and sediment removal; re-vegetation; water quality monitoring; and fire break management. Various methods have been used to reduce weed infestations such as: biological control; mechanical removal; and increased shading, slashing and spraying. Some areas that were slashed and sprayed have been re-vegetated with local native species sourced from the region.
This project enhanced biodiversity through weed control and re-vegetation.
Farmers learnt that wetlands play an important role in improving water quality captured from farms.
De Moleyns Lagoon rehabilitation and monitoring project
Last updated: 26 November 2014
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Case Study: De Moleyns Lagoon rehabilitation and monitoring project, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 12 September 2017, .