The extensive sedge plains here are typical of the original fringing vegetation that helps keep the shoreline intact. Unfortunately, increasing river salinity, trampling, boat wash and acid runoff threaten this ecological community along the shoreline. Thank you for staying on made paths while visiting Baigup. Your care for this environment if very much appreciated.
Beautiful salt tolerant succulents thrive among the sedges in the saline environment.
Looking inland, we see iron red acid/saline scalds surrounded by healthy sedges and young Paperbark trees nourished by fresh water from the back of the reserve.
A trial remediation program has been started in this location and will be completed in drier weather later in the year.
The purpose of the trial is to replace and neutralise acid/saline soils that nothing will grow in. The trial area will be revegetated in late 2016.