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    13038: Mt Henry Peninsula biodiversity conservation

    Volunteers fight dieback at Mt Henry Peninsula by injecting trees with a phosphite solution. Courtesy Aquinas College.
    Volunteers fight dieback at Mt Henry Peninsula by injecting trees with a phosphite solution. Courtesy Aquinas College.

    Mt Henry Peninsula is located on the northern banks of the Canning River on the grounds of Aquinas College in the Perth suburb of Slater Point.

    It's a Bush Forever site (227) and contains a mixture of soils and vegetation types with a high level of plant biodiversity.

    Weeds, Phytophthora dieback and feral foxes, cats and rabbits are degrading the health of the reserve and its biodiversity.

    This project will use regular bush-care days and after school service learning sessions to get Aquinas College students and their parents involved in activities to help maintain and protect the reserve.

    Activities include:

    • weed control
    • planting dieback resistant jarrah and banksia seedlings
    • spreading mulch
    • repair and maintained of fire access tracks
    • application of dieback treatments
    • feral fox, cat and rabbit control.
    Investment: $ 14 845
    Delivery organisation: Mt Henry Peninsula Conservation Group
    Project duration: March 2014 - December 2014
    Location: Mt Henry Peninsula in South Perth

    Project partners

    City of South Perth

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