The Deniliquin Wetlands Restoration Community Project was showcased as part of Local Government Week.CASS SAVELLIS August 12, 2014 3:45am
(Back, from left) Barb Conallin, Josh Campbell and Helen Donoghue; (front) Anthony Conallin, James Lewis and Joan Campbell.
Deniliquin’s lagoon project was on show on Friday as part of Local Government Week celebrations.
People gathered at the McFaull Park outdoor seating area to learn about the restoration of the lagoon system.
The Deniliquin Wetlands Restoration Community Project started in 2011.
Four lagoons — from Napier St through to the Bowling Club — were drained, cleaned of carp and rubbish and restocked with locally extinct native fish.
Murray Local Land Services project officer Josh Campbell said the ‘‘inside look’’ highlighted positive changes in the local lagoon system.
‘‘Those who attended heard about the lagoon plant and animal life, including the roles of the plants to the ecosystem,’’ he said.
The McFaull Park lagoon was the first to be rejuvenated in the Deniliquin Lagoons Community Restoration Project, with Burchfield Park next on the agenda.
McFaull Park has been used as an open air classroom to help people learn about the value of wetlands, and interpretive signs provide a self-navigable ‘wetland walk’.
The restoration project is a partnership between Deniliquin Council, Murray LLS, Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre, Deniliquin RSL Fishing Club, NSW DPI Fisheries and other local groups.
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