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Wetland Lake Restoration - Salvinia Today Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo Even after the lake surface was cleared in 2007, the Salvinia weed  continues to grow on the lake at a phenomenal rate, doubling its size  every three days.   With funds raised from ecotourism activities such as the eco camp and  village homestay, KOPEL Bhd continues to carry-out monthly Salvinia  removal. These funds pay for a permanent team that work on the lake  for 7-10 days per month. The Salvinia Team, as they are known, carry-  out monthly netting of the Salvinia regrowth and dumping of the netted  Salvinia using the locally devised “Sawak” method.   The Salvinia regrowth is dumped on the forest floor at specific locations  at the fringe of the Tungog Lake. Once removed from the lake and dried  the Salvinia debris takes about 6 - 10 months to decompose. Today the surface of the beautiful Tungog Lake remains free of Salvinia  due to this on-going hard work of this MESCOT Salvinia Team. MESCOT  welcomes support on the Salvinia program. * To learn more about MESCOT’s ongoing Salvinia removal program, or  to arrange volunteer support, or to stay contact KOPEL Office 
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Each month the salvinia is dragged in large nets to a site where it can be netted and dumped at the forest composting sites Each month the salvinia is dragged in large nets to a site where it can be netted and dumped at the forest composting sites Each month the salvinia is dragged in large nets to a site where it can be netted and dumped at the forest composting sites
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