Planning more Googs Lake restoration

GROUP EFFORT: People involved with restoring Googs Lake were Heather Baldock (presiding member EPNRM Board), Bryan Smith (board member), Sue Haseldine, Barry Beattie, Tammy Cox (Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula ranger), Bob Skinner and Paul Gregory (Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara project officer).
GROUP EFFORT: People involved with restoring Googs Lake were Heather Baldock (presiding member EPNRM Board), Bryan Smith (board member), Sue Haseldine, Barry Beattie, Tammy Cox (Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula ranger), Bob Skinner and Paul Gregory (Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara project officer).
CONSULTATION: Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara project officer Paul Gregory talks to the crowd at the Ceduna Natural Resources Centre about the planned Googs Lake restoration. Photo: Erin Gibson.

CONSULTATION: Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara project officer Paul Gregory talks to the crowd at the Ceduna Natural Resources Centre about the planned Googs Lake restoration. Photo: Erin Gibson.

NATURAL Resources Eyre Peninsula and Alinytjara Wilurara met with members of the Ceduna community last Tuesday to provide information on further restoration for Googs Lake.

Natural Resources staff met with community members at Ceduna Natural Resources Centre to discuss last year's restoration work and what can be done this year.

Restoration work last year restored degraded areas around the lake.

NRM Ceduna operations officer Andrew Sleep said it wanted to hear from the community about what it felt was important and needed to be done.

"Googs Lake is a really important community site culturally and historically, and people have a lot of good memories out there," he said.

Restoration at the lake is essential with more visitors coming to the area each year.

Issues have included people driving off the tracks, getting bogged in the lake bed and camp areas expanding.

Mr Sleep said there were a number of works planned for the restoration, including the closure of some man-made tracks.

"Say there is five tracks to one place, four will possibly be closed," he said.

"If a track is accessible and safe, then we will prioritise that as the track to a site."

Restoration work will be done from July 8 to 13 and people can go along and join the team of staff and volunteers.

A barbecue is planned for the Saturday followed by community discussion and brainstorming about signage around the lake.

Anyone wanting more information can call Natural Resources Centre on 8625 3706.

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