Lake’s new look cel­e­brated

Great Southern Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Saskia Adysti

Af­ter more than 700 hours of vol­un­teer work, the Piesse Lake makeover project has come to an end.

More than 30 vol­un­teers at­tended the fi­nal makeover ses­sion last Sun­day and in­vited the com­mu­nity to gather to­gether for a cel­e­bra­tion and a bar­be­cue.

Shire pres­i­dent Liz Guidera gave a speech to thank the lo­cal com­mu­nity for their con­tin­u­ous hard work and com­mit­ment over the years as they man­aged to see the project through to com­ple­tion.

The Piesse Lake project was in­tro­duced by the Shire of Katan­ning in 2016 to trans­form the area from an un­in­hab­ited creek line into a fully func­tion­ing man-made lake. The project is fully funded by the Shire and it’s also a joint ven­ture project be­tween Katan­ning Land­care and the Shire of Katan­ning.

Mrs Guidera also gave Bev Lock­ley a spe­cial men­tion dur­ing her speech, for her hard work be­cause she put all the vol­un­teers to­gether and pro­vided botan­i­cal ex­per­tise dur­ing the plant­ing ses­sions.

In the past two years 150 vol­un­teers ded­i­cated their time to com­plete the Piesse Lake project.

Katan­ning Lions Club also do­nated their mo­bile bar­be­cue for the Sun­day cel­e­bra­tion and Katan­ning Apex pro­vided free fairy floss for the chil­dren.

Maryam and Ha­jar Muham­mad baked the cake for the event which was thor­oughly en­joyed by all.

The Katan­ning com­mu­nity cel­e­brated 700 vol­un­teer hours ded­i­cated to com­plete Piesse Lake.

Last plant­ing ses­sion at Piesse Lake.

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