Wetland Habitats aims to control and, if possible, eliminate exotic fish, foxes, rabbits, cats and pigeons.
Many willows have been removed from the river edge, and there has been extensive re-snagging of the river bank and within the wetland. The removal of boxthorn and exotic weeds is an ongoing priority .
There is an ongoing re-vegetation programme within the wetlands and on the adjoining higher land. Surveys of vegetation have revealed several rare and endangered native species.
The South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resource Management Board, with assistance from members of the Wetland Habitats Trust, monitor water quality, ground water, photo points, vegetation, frogs and fish. There is on-going monitoring of birds, bats, turtles and other fauna and flora.
Good water quality creates a healthy environment for frogs, turtles, native fish and other invertebrates. A wetting and drying cycle has been established to imitate the river flows as they were prior to the building of the barrages and weirs. This will promote healthy biodiversity in the wetland.
The application for funding is an ongoing process to allow Paiwalla to continue to develop.