Punrak Road’s natural facelift

Punrak Road’s natural facelift

Landcare SJ officers Kristy Gregory, Teele Hooper-Worrell and Chris Kennedy. Photograph — Aaron Van Rongen.

A section of bushland within Punrak Road Reserve received a facelift this week as volunteers and staff put in some hard work to plant new fauna.

Three volunteers from Serpentine Environment Group got together with Landcare SJ staff to plant 500 native shrubs within the important wildlife corridor in the Serpentine Jarrahdale region.

Landcare SJ support officer Teele Hooper-Worrell said the reserve was part of the historic Dirk Brook project, which focused on best drain management practice on agricultural land.

“We chose the native plants species as they were naturally grown in the area and provide food and shelter to the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo,” she said.

“There is already natural regeneration happening in the bushland, helped along by an ongoing weed management plan.”