Camm River Rehabilitation Project
The Camm River Rehabilitation Project
The Camm River Paleo-Valley rehabilitation project is a 27 km joint community/private landholders project that will implement options to directly address continuing salinity and aesthetic decline of the Wave Rock Tourist precinct, Camm River Paleo-Valley and associated ecotourism areas. This project funded landscaping of earthworks for regeneration of existing islands and waterways associated with the Wave Rock Valley. It involved the carting and spreading of topsoil material for shore line stabilisation, and tree planting. Technical support was provided by hydrologist - Darren Farmer, environmental consultant and Wheatbelt NRM representatives. An Ecoscape study was developed to assess and monitor impact and development of the project.
The earth works formed controlled waterways to existing lakes and bunding to existing vegetation for regeneration of existing islands and water ways. Rock collections and carting for retaining walls were carried out to preserve lake banks. Tree planting was carried out by hand, small tractor and mechanical tree planter.
RB&Y Mouritz - Hyden completed the earth works. The seedlings were purchased from Parnell Family Enterprises from Tincurrin 1200 Oil Mallee seedlings and 1200 mixed species seedlings all native to the Hyden area. Many thanks to the Lions Club of Hyden for the volunteer hours they have contributed.
Grants were received from Caring for Our Country and the Wheatbelt NRM to complete this reclamation project and was passionately supported by Russel Mouritz and Denis Collins.
From its inception, this project is owned by the Wave Rock Tourism Management Groups. Please contact Sheenagh Collins for more information.