Lake receives a makeover
More than 140 volunteers have spent their precious Sundays to work on the Piesse Lake makeover in Katanning.
Volunteers have laboured for more than 300 hours in the past few months to transform the lake and recently installed a new rain garden along the lake shoreline.
The Piesse Lake project was introduced by the Shire of Katanning in 2016 to transform the area from an uninhabitated creek line into a fully functioning man-made lake.
The project is fully funded by the Shire and it’s a joint venture project with Katanning Landcare.
Katanning Landcare officer Andrea Salmond said the community was eager to complete the project and transform the area into a scenic man-made lake.
“Now that we’re getting to the point where we can see the lake — people are excited to see it transform into a wonderful place for turtles and ducks to live in,” she said. The community has gathered every fortnight since the start of May to redevelop the lake.
Ms Salmond said she was hopeful to see the lake fully transformed by the end of August.
Volunteers plant in the new rain garden at Piesse Lake.
Volunteers work together to redevelop Piesse Lake.
Families help with the Piesse Lake makeover project.