Through the Alcoa Foundation’s Serpentine River project, funding has been provided to support Landcare SJ in controlling one of the most highly invasive weeds seen within our waterways. With summer already here, Landcare SJ, Department of Communities and Envirapest are working together to prepare for the installation of two additional floating booms at strategic locations to help hold back masses of Water Hyacinth within the Serpentine River. Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is a floating plant species that has an incredibly rapid growth rate. With up to 300 seeds per flower that remain viable for almost 20 years, it is important that we get on the front foot in taking control over this aquatic pest.
This project is supported by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council through funding from the Alcoa Foundation’s Three Rivers, One Estuary Initiative.