Prior to 2013, the dunes north of Guilderton were a sad sight as a result of unmanaged recreational 4-wheel-drive use. The Guilderton Progress Association (GPA) identified the issue and sought out help, which was forthcoming from both NACC NRM and Moore Catchment Council (MCC).
An official opening in 2014 unveiled a heavy duty cable fence and beautiful interpretative walk trail that would reduce dune impacts from wheels to walkers. But more needed doing…
From 2015 onwards, Moore Catchment Council coordinated four years’ worth of annual dune rehabilitation projects with funding from NACC NRM and WA State NRM program. MCC has worked with the Guilderton Progress Association, the 4WD Association of WA and the Shire of Gingin to plant thousands of seedlings along the old tracks to begin the process of rehabilitating the system.
The fantastic results speak for themselves in these photos that show a before and after of the same sites.
Thanks to all partners involved in this great project and a special thanks to Bob Johnson of GPA for the awesome (and ongoing) photo-monitoring.