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 […]

Shanly Green Agistment centre field day

Field day series ends in species and herbs

The final field day of the Better Pasture series, funded through the State NRM Program WA,  was held on Saturday, June 23rd in Mardella. Held at the Mardella venue, Shanley Green Agistment Centre, the early morning vista with the bright blue sky and green paddocks greeted those attending along with morning tea. The series, as the […]

Chris Kennedy Landcare Officer at Landcare SJ

New team member at Landcare SJ

The team at Landcare SJ is excited to welcome Chris Kennedy. Chris will be working on the State NRM Capacity Grant Measuring NRM Success project. Here is a short summary from Chris – Hi, my name is Chris, I have recently moved to Serpentine with my wife and 2-year-old daughter and I am also the […]

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 […]

Byford Information Bay gets a facelift

Byford Information Bay before planting Byford information Bay Landcare SJ’s 2018 Planting Season kicked off at the Byford Entry Statement and Information Bay last Friday. Byford Enviro-Link joined Landcare SJ officers Francis Smit and Kristy Gregory to plant 160 plants around the 2 sites. 1 2 3 4 5 6

C-Wise bus Tour 2018

Second C-Wise Bus Tour a Success

For the second time, Landcare SJ as part of its Equine Landcare Project took a busload of interested landowners to the  C-Wise composting facility in Nambellup. The Soil Amendment Bus Tour was part of the Better Pasture Series of field days, funded through the State NRM Program, and focussed on building healthy soils as a […]

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 […]

Reece Jerrett Work Experienced Person at Landcare SJ

New work experience team mate at Landcare SJ

You might notice a new face around the Landcare SJ office on a Thursday morning.   Learn more about our new work experience teammate Reece Jerrett directly from him.   I’ve lived in the shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale since my family and I moved here from Halls Head in 2008. After a few weeks, my […]