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Improving the health of Avon Waterways

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Wheatbelt NRM is excited to be working with the Department of Environmental Regulation and Water as part of the Clean Waterways Program, to assist our community to protect and improve important waterways in the region.

Currently we are working in the Talbot and Boyagerring Brook catchments supporting landholders to fence and revegetate their waterways.

This work aims to reduce erosion and the amount of sediment washed down the creek. Revegetation also helps reduce the potential for eutrophication and provides habitat for native animals and of course provides a special place on the farm for a stress relieving stroll.

So far we have investigated over 28km of waterways assessing fencing, vegetation cover and weed and pests. Already four landholders have signed up to work with us and the first plantings will go in this winter.

If you’re along the Boyagerring or Talbot Brooks and are interested in finding out more please contact Dimity Boggs at

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