Those who have helped with the restoration of Lake Ewlyamartup over the past decade will soon be recognised for their efforts when Katanning Landcare unveils a street art sculpture as a testament to their hard work. On Monday at 3.30pm Katanning Landcare will unveil the new sculpture by local artist Brenton Bouffler at Piesse Lake that acknowledges everyone who has helped restore Lake Ewlyamartup since projects began in 2010. Katanning Landcare officer Ella Maesepp said the sculpture would highlight the diligent efforts by hundreds of locals over the past 13 years. “The restoring of Lake Ewlyamartup program has been an incredible project that has been made possible because of incredible volunteers,” Ms Maesepp said. “There have been literally hundreds and hundreds of people from Katanning and surrounding areas that have volunteered in some way or another, over a number of sub-projects over a decade.” The sculpture will be accompanied by an interpretive sign to acknowledge the sub-projects associated with Lake Ewlyamartup. “The sign highlights some of those key things that we did over the years,” Ms Maesepp said. “The tree planting, the sludge clean out, the sculptures by the lake and the recreational area, the new boat ramp and the flushing channel are all projects we’ve done. “So it acknowledges the sort of story of what we’ve done.” Ms Maesepp said part of the sculpture would serve as a reminder for everyone that the water comes from a catchment between Katanning and Broomehill and the public must be conscious of what flows into the waterways. “Although we have improved the lake considerably — if we want it to continue to be healthy, or to get it even healthier, we’re relying on the water that flows into it from the catchment,” she said. “The catchment includes the town sites of Katanning, Broomhill and all that land in between. “So it’s a reminder that we need to make sure we are considerate of what goes down our stormwater drains.” The sculpture has been funded by a State Government Natural Resource Management program grant.