Spring baiting season 2017

The Serpentine Jarrahdale and Coolup Land Conservation District Committees are running a spring community baiting season. Thanks once again to funding from the State NRM Program. A community baiting season ensures that landholders are baiting at the same time over a large area, and at an optimum time of year. Landholders who are currently accredited […]

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 […]

Enthusiastic Jarrahdale school children at Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek 2017

  75 children from Jarrahdale Primary School planted 400 sedges at Turtle Creek, a long term restoration site in Jarrahdale. The kids got a kick out of seeing the seedlings they have planted over the past 10 years replace the jungle of blackberry that was once there!                 […]

Spraying phosphide on to control dieback

NEW Funding Received for Dieback Control

Peel-Harvey Catchment Council Community Environment Grant Round 2 Dieback Treatment on Private Land Three large areas of privately owned native vegetation will benefit from grant funding through the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council’s Community Environment Grant. The grant will be used to treat 3870m of Phytophthora dieback disease front, which will protect 142ha of bushland from infestation […]

camera captures picture of fox at night

Feral Animal Control Project – Update

This $42,000 grant from NRM WA is coming to an end after more than 3 years of feral animal control activities on public and private land: More than 1600 baits laid during 6 subsidised baiting seasons at optimum times of the year; also to encourage landholders to bait at the same time to increase baiting […]

Byford Scouts at the Landcare Sj National Tree Day Celebration

Scouts swap tent pegs for tree stakes at National Tree Day

The 2017 Landcare SJ National Tree Day Celebration was held at the Byford scout hall on July 30th. The scouts turned up enthusiastically swapping tent pegs for tree stakes as they planted native seedlings and then guarded them against the local kangaroo population. Over 100 people turned up on the chilly, but sunny morning, to […]

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 […]