Ecologist reveals pond is critical for wildlife

A new study has been carried out on Wahminda Pond after the request of the local community who have fought Moreton Bay Regional Council regarding plans to drain the pond to make way for a bikeway.

Last week Ecologist Leo Lee studied the pond and has revealed that the pond is home to a variety of flora and fauna, some of which are at the base of the food chain therefore vital to the local ecology.

Mr Lee has also revealed that wildlife would indeed come from kilometres away to use the pond especially in these drought conditions we are experiencing.

This is a far cry from previous reports to council in November 2018 which described the pond as a “stagnant pond” that suffered from ongoing water quality issues and recurring algae blooms.

Well done to the local community and protesters for taking a stance against Moreton Bay Regional Council. It just proves the community voice can be a very powerful thing.

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