Protecting the Purple Patch

2014-2016

A $100,000 project that aimed to protect and enhance the waterway habitat of the endangered Purple Spotted Gudgeon. Evidence of the fish population was first noted in 2013 in a secondary tributary off the Little River. On ground restoration and rehabilitation works was funded through two grants from the NSW Environmental Trust and Landcare Australia. To increase community awareness of the species population within the district, a 1.5m x 1m statue was erected at the project site approximately, 10km South East of Yeoval, NSW.

Photo credit: LRLG