Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes
The Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes are dedicated to conserving and protecting the wetlands of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes.
About Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes
Western Australias wetlands are biologically productive systems that support a diverse and distinctive array of plants and animals, many of which are unique. Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes are significant as they represent vegetation communities that were once widespread on the Swan Coastal Plain but are now significantly cleared.
They are contained within the eastern wetland chain of the Beeliar Regional Park, along with Piney Lakes Reserve (within the City of Melville), North Lake, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Little Rush Lake, Yangebup Lake, Kogolup Lake, Thomsons Lake and Banganup Lake (within the City of Cockburn) and The Spectacles (within the Town of Kwinana).
The group conducts regular working days on the first Saturday of every month, carrying out weed control, planting and fauna monitoring and watering in the wetland. The group aims to maintain the biodiversity values of the Lakes by revegetating and rehabilitating the bushland, raising awareness of the importance of wetlands and monitoring the local fauna.
- Successful in gaining multiple grants, including a $22,500 grant for weed control and $28,000 for follow up weed control and sedge planting across Booragoon Lake
- Successful SALP grant of $18,000 for Blue Gum Lake
- Planting of over 3000 native species around Booragoon Lake in 2013
New members are always welcome to attend meetings and working days.