During this past year a significant amount of weed vegetation has been removed from Emerald Lake Park and the natural light is once again reaching the forest floor. Plantings from year's one and two are growing well and there has been emergence of many indigenous plants naturally in open ground. Sightings of many swamp wallabies, wombats and a variety of birds are becoming more common.

CONTROL OF WEEDS

CONTROL OF PEST ANIMALS

CLEANING OF WATERWAYS



REVEGETATION

BIODIVERSITY AND HABITAT PRESERVATION

ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

As the third year, of the Emerald Lake Park Vegetation Management Project draws to a close it is very pleasing to see the mammoth amount of weed material that has been removed from the bush, to see the revegetated areas continuing to thrive, to see animals and birds enjoying the areas free from weeds, to have the community of Emerald involved in the project and for the visitors to enjoy our new Virtual Ranger Trail and other signage. Closer ties have been made with FELP, Shire of Cardinia, Shire of Cardinia staff and the Emerald Community, which will stay with us after 2016.

Sheila Hampson
President/Grants Co-ordinator
Friends of Emerald Lake Park