Lake re­ceives a makeover

Great Southern Herald - - News - Saskia Adysti

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.

Pic­tures: An­drea Sal­mond

Vol­un­teers work to­gether to re­de­velop Piesse Lake.

Fam­i­lies help with the Piesse Lake makeover project.

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