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 […]

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 […]