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Tinana Creek water weed project and cats claw control

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Woocoo Council (former)

Sunwater

Maryborough City Council (former)

FCRC - Community Environment Program

Industries

Council

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

(not documented)

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

(not documented)

End date

(not documented)

Summary

Objectives
  • to undertake pest management of water weeds along creek and tributaries
  • to increase community involvement, cooperation and awareness
  • to reduce impact on waterway and wildlife and improve water quality.

The project was undertaken from approximately 2008 onwards. Surveying and works were also undertaken to reduce localised cat’s claw creeper (CCC) infestations along the creek and to reduce impact on ‘of concern’ RE 12.12.12 and Endangered 12.5.2.

Works
Vegetation assessment, weed surveying, integrated pest management were carried out. Pest plants were harvested to break up rafts, sprayed and salvinia bio-control added. Flooding assisted removal.

Addition of bio-control to CCC and weed management.

Benefits

(not documented)

Lesson

The project:
  • increased awareness and abilities of staff and property owners
  • reduced infestations of water weeds, and improved water quality and habitat for wildlife 
  • increased ground- truthed data available for OC and E vegetation (ongoing works are currently being undertaken in both areas).

Reference ID

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Last updated: 17 November 2015

This page should be cited as:

Tinana Creek water weed project and cats claw control, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/tinana-creek-water-weed-project-and-cats-claw-control-7050/>.

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