Manning Primary help to revegetate Elderfield Wetlands

News Update 2 June 2023
Elderfield Wetlands

Students and teachers from Manning Primary School got their hands dirty this week as they helped to enhance habitat and revegetate part of Elderfield Wetlands in Salter Point.

Joined by members of the City of South Perth’s environment team and Perth NRM, the students planted just over 2,200 plants.

The enthusiastic children who are part of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions River Rangers program used a selection of native species which were grown at the City’s plant nursery in Como.

Located at Sandon Park along the Canning River, the wetlands are home to more than 74 bird species and a vital part of the City’s natural environment. 

More native tube stock will be planted at Elderfield Wetlands at another community event to be held on 30 July, National Tree Day.

The City’s Elderfield Wetlands Project is rehabilitating 4ha of habitat of the Middle Canning foreshore.

Since 2021, more than 40,000 native sedges and rushes have been planted and quarterly weed control has been introduced.  

The City secured $120,000 in grant funding for the Elderfield Wetlands Project from the Swan Canning River Recovery Project, supported by Perth NRM through funding from the Australian Government.

The project has grown from the City’s Clontarf-Waterford- Salter Point Masterplan which was developed in 2019 for the stretch of foreshore from Clontarf through to Waterford and Salter Point. The Masterplan provides a consolidated management strategy recognising the ecological, cultural and recreational values of the area.

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