Community pitches in to clean up a surrogate wetland for native fish

What do you do when aquatic vegetation grows over too much of a vital surrogate wetland that is housing threatened fish species? – get many hands together and pull it out!

Aquatic vegetation is excellent for native fauna, but if it grows over too much of a small constructed wetland, oxygen levels can drop and the wetland can get choked.

NGT and Murraylands and Riverland Landscape staff, together with crew from the Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal Corporation and local residents, worked hard to remove half of the aquatic vegetation at one of the Beyond Wetlands at Victor Harbor. This work is critical in maintaining ideal conditions for our threatened fish species like Southern Pygmy Perch and Southern Purple-spotted Gudgeon.

Below is all the action!

Sylvia Zukowski