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Case Study: De Moleyns Lagoon rehabilitation and monitoring project

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

Reef Catchments

Mackay Regional Council

Queensland Wetlands Program

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study

Funding source

Australian and Queensland Governments

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

(not documented)

End date

Ongoing

Summary

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.

Benefits

This project enhanced biodiversity through weed control and re-vegetation.

Lesson

Farmers learnt that wetlands play an important role in improving water quality captured from farms.

Reference ID

De Moleyns Lagoon rehabilitation and monitoring project

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Case Study: De Moleyns Lagoon rehabilitation and monitoring project, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 30 October 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/case-study-de-moleyns-lagoon-rehabilitation-and-monitoring-project-383e/>.

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