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North Dandalup Primary School Helping Wildlife

Landcare SJ have been planting along Beau Sovereign Drive with North Dandalup Primary School for the past 8 years. A 1km wildlife corridor has been created connecting the vegetation along Readheads Rd to the North Dandalup River. The unsealed road reserve is surrounded by beef paddocks and so is an important conduit for native fauna […]

Native species make great windbreaks. People in a paddock.

Native Species Make Great Windbreaks

Report by Teele Hooper-Worrell, Landcare SJ Officer Sun shines on windbreak field day   What a great time planting a windbreak at our 3rd Field Day in our Equine Landcare Field Day Series. This event is part of an Equine Landcare project funded through the State NRM Community Action Grants and Supported by the Peel-Harvey Catchment […]

Gooralong Brook, Jarrahdale

National Tree Day at Gooralong Brook

On Sunday 31st July 65 people confronted the windy, rainy and cold weather to plant 2500 seedlings.   It was great to see so many kids dragging their mums, dads and grandparents down to the creek to plant the sedge species, then running back for more trays of seedlings.   The mist and rain only […]

Children planting seedlings at Gooralong Brook, Jarrahdale

Jarrahdale School celebrates Schools’ National Tree Day

Landcare SJ celebrated Schools’ National Tree Day with Jarrahdale Primary School on July 27th. The children planted local native seedlings at the Gooralong Brook. Sedges were put in along the creek line to replace the weeds that have been removed over the past several seasons. We are pleased to see natural regeneration also occurring within […]

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2016 Myara Brook Planting

Report by Landcare SJ Officer Kristy Gregory A Green Army team is operating in the Peel-Harvey region and we have been able to use them at some of our sites. We have used them at Coffey Rd, Serpentine – love grass removal; Punrak Rd, Serpentine – wattle removal and planting; Beau Sovereign Dve, Nth Dandalup […]

A downloadable guide to growing native plant species in Serpentine Jarrahdale and North Murray

Project Grants Update

Landcare SJ has successfully applied for some new grant funding that covers a range of projects. Update from Teele Hooper-Worrell (Landcare SJ officer) State NRM CAPACITY GRANT Small 2015- This grant titled ‘Mid Swan Coastal Plain Native Species for Landcare Projects’ Provides $6,197.00 ex GST to produce 4000 copies of the Keeping It Local Booklet. […]

Serpentine River Threatened by Building Waste

Rubbish left by builders could pollute the Serpentine River system. Members of the Byford Enviro-Link and the By ford Progress Association have been picking up  rubbish from the public open space that runs along Manjedal Brook. Twenty bags were taken out of the Brook while the total for the immediate vicinity is now more than […]

Federation Park Serpentine July 2014 after planting

Peel-Harvey 2 Ramsar: Connecting River Corridors for Landscape resilience

Update by Kristy Gregory, Landcare SJ Officer   Trail bike jumps at the Federation Park revegetation site are impacting more and more on our seedlings. The attached photos are over time from the same photo point from July 2013 to June 2016 showing the progress from weeds to revegetation.     These photos illustrate the […]

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SJ Equine Landcare – Soil Amendment Field Day

The weather on Friday the 3rd June was perfect for an outdoor field day on private property in Serpentine. There were 17 individuals who turned up to the Soil Amendment Field Day to learn how to  promote better pasture growth, support their horses, reduce erosion, and decrease nutrient runoff.   Soil Testing Justine Wolfgang from […]