Major restoration project leaves farmland unrecognisable

PROJECT SUCCESS: A former grazing area between Southend and Beachport has been transformed to a wetland.

FROM an old grazing paddock at Southend to the lush native grounds of Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park, the South East Natural Resources Management Board’s Recovering Habitats for Threatened Species project has contributed to restoration and conservation of many wetland areas in the region.

Natural Resources South East wetlands conservation ecologist Steve Clarke said the project worked with parks, local landholders and commercial organisations.

“Over the project, we have managed to work on a vast number of different types of wetlands,” Mr Clarke said.

“Some starting from absolute scratch, restoring grazing areas

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