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 […]
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 […]
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 – 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Byford Progress Association Bag Ladies and Lads have continued their efforts to save Manjedal Brook from builder’s rubbish. Over 900 bags collected so far over the summer and autumn months. Council staff collect and remove the bags and the Rangers are patrolling and reporting builders who do not contain their rubbish on site. […]
The ‘State of landcare WA’ report released today sends a warning that while the landcare movement is needed more than ever, government support and funding is diminishing.
Due to the wetland nature of the Swan Coastal Plain, many areas within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale experience seasonal water inundation or waterlogged soils. Planting local native trees and shrubs can help to soak up unwanted water.
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 […]