Dalmeny duck pond gets rejuvinated

LIONS Club members and neighbours of the Dalmeny duck pond got together with council environment officers last week to help finish the project rejuvenating the wetland and surrounding parkland.

The planting of native species was the culmination of the $14,000 project funded by the Office of Environment and Heritage Coastal Management Program.

Eurobodalla Shire Council environment project officer Emma Patyus said 8.7 hectares around the wetland to the foreshore had been improve with weed removal and now planting of species such as lomandra, ficinia, mallaleuca and carex.

The new plants would help increase biodiversity forming a wildlife corridor and should also filter sediment and run off into state recognised SEPP14 wetland.

Residents living adjacent, some of whom were at the planting, have also called for council to improve the pond structure to prolong its ability to retain water and council engineers have pledged to give the body of water some attention.

The Narooma Lions Club meanwhile was also planning plantings at Kianga Lions Park but is in need of members and meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Narooma Golf Club at 7pm.