Eradication of water Hyacinth in the Birega drain and Serpentine river

To find out more about the Aquila project and how it is helping the Serpentine River click here

 

Funding of $16,000 has been provided by the State NRM Office. This project will run until December 2017 and represents a partnership between the community, Water Corporation, DAFWA, and Housing Authority – to eliminate water Hyacinth infesting 28km of the Birega drain and Serpentine river, running from Mundijong in the north to Keralup wetlands in the south.

man holding priority weed water hyacinth by the Serpentine River water hyacinth Water hyacinth Water hyacinth

Actions:

  • Land managers where the infestation occurs, Water Corporation and Department of Housing, have had the weed sprayed by contractors.

  • Second aerial surveillance of the water hyacinth infestation carried out by DAFWA via helicopter.

  • New set of images to come for analysis by the SJ Landcare Community – watch this space!

Serpentine River Weed Management Plan click here for more information

 

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