Funding of $15,000 has been provided by the State NRM Office for restoration of a 400m reach of the Gooralong brook in Jarrahdale between the Old Mill Managers House and the Fjord crossing at Jarrahdale road. This project represents a partnership with the Jarrahdale Heritage Society and National Trust (WA).
Intensive removal of large black wattle trees by the volunteers of the Jarrahdale Heritage Society within the 1.2ha project area.
Other weeds tackled by the group include arum lily, cotton bush and blackberry.
Contracted weed control also assisted with the significant weed burden in the area, attributed to the beautiful soil and historical clear felling during the timber era.
Some natural regeneration of native seed in the soil has occurred and this has been supplemented by planting of 6000 seedlings of native species.
Walk track installed for public access sensitive to the natural and heritage values of the project site (the site contains archaeological remains of the early timber industry in Jarrahdale).
Picnic table installed by the Jarrahdale Heritage Society at a suitable location along the track to encourage public use and appreciation of the area.
Contribution from the National Trust WA (land owners of the site) in the form of site visits and a cash contribution to the project outputs.
Conservation and Land Management trainees from Fairbridge Village assisted with planting 1500 seedlings in 2014 and the Green Army assisted with planting 3000 seedlings in 2015.
Contribution from Greening Australia and the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council in 2015 towards the cost of revegetation boosted the number of seedlings that were planted at the site.
Ongoing weed control and revegetation at the site will continue its restoration.