A feral pig

Catchment Council offers funding support for feral pig control

The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council is offering landowners support in feral pig management by offering grant funding to cover the cost of on-site trapping. Feral Pigs in the Peel-Harvey region The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) is working closely with stakeholders to control feral pigs across the Peel-Harvey Catchment. PHCC is offering grant funding to help reduce […]

Perth Royal Show volunteers with head in a photoboard showing a scarecrow and a chicken.

Landcare SJ takes Cocktube’s to the Perth Royal Show

For the very first time Landcare SJ constructed an interactive stall for the Perth Royal Show. In partnership with the Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance (SJ FFA), the stall showcased the Cockatube artificial nesting box for the black cockatoos, promotion of the Food and Farm Fest event on May 5th 2018 by displaying local […]

The crowd at the 2017 Landcare SJ AGM

Landcare SJ showcase activities at annual general meeting

The Serpentine Jarrahdale Landcare Centre hosted to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Landcare SJ Inc a not-for-profit community organisation. The Australian Government defines an AGM as –  “a meeting held once a year that all members of a charity are invited to attend. The purpose of an AGM is to give members a report […]

Sedges ready for planting in their plastic tube stock trays.

Jarrahdale Heritage Society brings back Goorolong Brook

Jarrahdale Heritage Society (JHS) long ago adopted the Goorolong Brook and have worked tirelessly to transform it from an overrun site covered in black wattles to a thriving native water course complete with walk path. In 2016 funding of $15,000 was provided by the State NRM Office for restoration of a 400m reach of the […]

Property PLanning Course attendees

Equine Landcare Property Planning Course.

On May 21st Landcare SJ held a full day Property Planning Course in partnership with The Forever Project, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, and the SJ Equine Landcare Group. There were over 25 attendees representing 13 properties ranging from small acreages to over 100 acres. The full day property planning course is set up so property owners […]

Drying Out Wet Soils – Using Plants as an Alternative to Fill

Due to the wetland nature of the Swan Coastal Plain, many areas within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale experience seasonal water inundation or waterlogged soils. Planting local native trees and shrubs can help to soak up unwanted water.

man measuring a tree, SJ part of an international drought research project

SJ part of an international drought research project

  Professor Mark Olson from UNAM, Mexico’s National University, visited Serpentine Jarrahdale on 28 November to carry out sampling of native tree species as part of an international drought research project. Professor Olson’s study is focussed on the link between moisture, temperature and vegetation height under climate change. As outlined in the project proposal document […]

four women walking through a paddock in Jarrahdale for the Healthy Habitats program

In the (conservation) zone for rate relief

New bushland area enters the Serpentine Jarrahdale Conservation Zone. A privately owned property in the Jarrahdale hills has become the most recent entry into the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Conservation Zone. The property includes a 10 ha high conservation area which will be protected in-perpetuity for conservation under the new zoning and a conservation covenant. In return for […]

Cockatube Artificial Hollows Help Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Recovery

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Landcare SJ COCKATUBE ® at a Black Cockatoo breeding site.       Alan, Neil and Francis, from LandcareSJ, visited the Department of Parks and Wildlife trial site north of Cataby. They were assisting DAFWA Senior Wildlife Officer, Rick Dawson,  to monitor natural and  artificial hollows. Monitoring the site includes […]