National Tree Day takes aim at Serpentine drainage basin

The annual Landcare SJ National Tree Day Celebration will take place at a drainage basin on Arnold RD, Serpentine on the 29th July. Close to the Serpentine Primary School, the drainage basin is part of the relatively new Serpentine Downs Estate and represents a great opportunity to change an underutilised basin into a natural site for residents […]

Steve Fisher

Peel Bright Minds ESTEAM Awards

Congratulations to Steve Fisher who has won the Science Communicator of the Year award at the recent Peel Bright Minds ESTEAM Awards night. Science communicator of the year award recognises researchers or science practitioners that show outstanding engagement with, or communication to, the community in Peel. The award was sponsored by John Lambrecht. Peel Bright Minds posted this […]

Landcare staff at the WA Feral Cat Symposium

Landcare SJ Staff and volunteers attended the WA Feral Cat Symposium.

On May 31st Landcare SJ Staff and volunteers attended the Peel Harvey Catchment Councils Feral Cat Symposium. The presentation list for the day was a subset of scientists and NRM Officers at the forefront of feral cat management and control. The presentations were wide-ranging, informative and outlined innovations in the future of feral cat control. […]

Presenters at the Native Garden Expo

Sun shines on recent Native Garden Expo

Putting on a brand new event is always a bit of a worry, you never know how popular it might be. The forecasted rain also didn’t help emotions. However, the first Landcare SJ Native Garden Expo was well attended with 60 people attending the very sunny 9 am-  2 pm event.   Presentations from Beyond Gardens, […]

Pilot and spotter selfie in the helicopter looking for water hyacinth

Water hyacinth aerial surveillance complete

Water hyacinth aerial surveillance now complete on the Birega Drain and Serpentine River   After a slight delay with weather conditions, aerial images were taken over the Easter long weekend of nearly 40km of the Serpentine River & Birega Drain. The area from the Forrest Highway to North of Mundijong Rd encapsulates the extent of the […]

Native Garden Expo Program

Free Verge Plants Inspires Native Garden Expo

Partnering up with Switch Your Thinking and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Landcare SJ plan a Native Garden Expo to be held April 21st at Bill Hicks Reserve, Byford. Native Garden Expo Bill Hicks Reserve is located on Plaistowe Blvd, Byford. Situated next to a playground and oval. Running from 9 am to 2 pm […]

Water Hyacinth in Keralup

Water hyacinth on the Birega Drain and Serpentine River

Watch this space! Water hyacinth on the Birega Drain and Serpentine River  Do you remember this time last year when you helped analyse more than 8000 online aerial images to determine the location of water hyacinth along the Birega Drain and Serpentine River? Check out the map that your eagle eyes helped to produce, and start […]

Property Planning Flyer

Equine Landcare Events for Serpentine Jarrahdale

Landcare SJ and the SJ Equine Landcare Group, through funding from the State Natural Resource Management Program, is planning their next set of field days to support horse property owners in sustainable management. The next four field days will be focused on:     1. Property Planning and PIC Numbers 27th April Belinda Taylor from […]

Pair of Baudins

Shire invests in cool, shady, liveable suburbs with Urban Forest Strategy

The Shire is in the process of preparing an Urban Forest Strategy to guide the Shire in creating cool, shady, liveable suburbs where suitable trees are kept and more planted. Urbaqua, land and water solutions,  has been contracted by the Shire to prepare the Urban Forest Strategy and will be running  workshops. There is also a […]