An ecological survey at the Murrumbateman bush cemetery will help restore and rehabilitate native plant species.
"We will engage an ecological consultant to undertake plant surveys this year," said Jacqui Stol, chair of Murrumbateman Landcare Group.
"Spring is the ideal time for the survey as native wildflowers [such as] the Bulbine Lilies and Chocolate Lilies flower around that time.
"These are rare patches of bushes and we want to raise awareness about them.
"We will work in consultation with other community groups, such as Murrumbateman Lions Club and church groups, to update the management plan, restore the native plants in the cemetery including undertaking ecological surveys."
The Murrumbateman Landcare Group last month received a grant of $3200 from Yass Valley Council for the project. Funding will also come from the town's Progress Association.
The project includes weeding and putting up signs to create awareness. "We will be undertaking activities like weeding to help restore and enhance this jewel in the landscape which, like many other rare remnant Box Gum Grassy Woodland areas, are often overlooked but highly valued for the many rare and declining plant and animal species they support," Mrs Stol said.
The signs will include images and information on significant flora and fauna found in the cemetery. Signs will also help endorse community groups who provide assistance in the management of the cemetery.
"It will create awareness of the bush cemetery management and the community will also be able to identify particular species at flowering times," Mrs Stol said.
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