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 […]

Marchant Way, Byford 2017

Byford Enviro-Link has finished planting 300 seedlings along Marchant Way, a new verge in Byford near the Secondary College. After new houses and infrastructure are constructed, there are so many areas devoid of vegetation.   [metaslider id=1437]   The Enviro-Link has used this as an opportunity to introduce native species to the area – in […]

Local Plant Guide Updated

Thanks to the State Natural Resource Management Program WA Community Capability Grants Landcare SJ was able to update and add information to the booklet and reprint 4000 new copies! The Keeping it Local booklet is a great resource when planning native revegetation. The booklet assists in ground cover, shrub and tree species selection based on […]

Coffey Rd, Serpentine

Coffey Road 2017

Coffey Rd, Serpentine – planting with the Buhlmann family on a very chilly and rainy morning. What a relief though, after all the dry weather we have been having. This site is looking so good after 4 years of planting, and an amazing transformation from bare dust bowl to lush green reserve with more and […]

Help conserve native wildlife. New artificial nest box design.

Artificial nest boxes are becoming increasingly important in wildlife conservation as more trees are cleared and natural nesting hollows are not available. We can help by planting more trees but whilst we are waiting for tree hollows to form we can install nest boxes. Landcare member Alan Elliott has been busy working on the design […]

Landcare SJ would like to thank all the Aquila Project volunteers

We have now successfully completed the Aquila Search of Water Hyacinth. Thank you all for your hard work and patience with some of the images, which were out of focus.  The camera has now been rectified and next time will have much clearer images. One of our members, David Hill, from the Department of Agriculture […]

Community fox and rabbit baiting season March 2017

Landholders who bait regularly in SJ, Murray, Waroona and Harvey are being encouraged to bait during March 2017. This is an optimum time in terms of bait uptake by target animals; more so when multiple landholders are baiting at the same time across the landscape. The Serpentine Jarrahdale and Coolup Land Conservation District Committees are […]