Fencing and revegetation case study: Zoe’s winter creek

The sounds of frogs and black cockatoos greeted us when we visited Zoe Johnson’s ‘winter creek’ on her farm in the Leschenault Estuary catchment.

Zoe has been working on her fencing and revegetation project for the past three years, with practical support from the Leschenault Catchment Council and the Danju Workabout Crew, and funding through Healthy Estuaries WA.

Zoe’s project has involved site preparation, installation of fencing to keep her cows out of the creek and revegetation with about 2,000 native seedlings.

She has maintained the site by hand watering the plants through the first summer and undertaking ongoing weed control. The plants are establishing nicely, with Zoe remarking that some of them are already taller than her!

“I would never have been able to achieve what’s been done in such a short space of time on my own, and there are people willing to come and help, so grab that support if you can,” said Zoe.

Learn more about how Zoe’s project is progressing in this new video.

Contact your local catchment group to see whether you are eligible for support to fence and revegetate your waterway through Healthy Estuaries WA.