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 […]
Local 14 year old schoolboy Sebastian Rapanaro is passionate about supporting endangered Black Cockatoos. Participating in the 2014 Great Cocky Count made him aware of their plight.
The Byford Enviro-Link, BEL, start the summer with a new trailer and watering tank thanks to a very generous $4,000 donation by a local businessman. The new tank has 1000 L capacity which will ensure that each site can be watered fully. The 4 wheeled trailer is much more stable on rough ground. On Friday […]
Landcare SJ and the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale have partnered together through the Community Funding Program to provide signs and doggy poop stations at different entrances to the Brickwood Reserve walk trail. This means walkers and their canines can enjoy the area while looking after it! The Friends of Brickwood Reserve group meet every month […]
Landcare SJ Officer, Kristy Gregory visited North Dandalup Primary School with Damien Grose from Tranen Revegetation Systems. He did a seed collecting session with the kids in their bushland.
A group of year 2 students spent time walking through the bush and learning about identification of native plant seed, ripeness and collection methods. Damien will process the seed for the school and give them some tips about germination so that seedlings can be grown in the school nursery.
Damian Grose from Tranen showing kids at the North Dandalup Primary School how to collect native seed. These seeds will be used to grow seedlings for native regeneration in the same area as part of the Rivers to Ramsar Project supported by the Peel Harvey Catchment Council through the Australian Government.
Professor Mark Olson from UNAM, Mexico’s National University, visited Serpentine Jarrahdale on 28 November to carry out sampling of native tree species as part of an international drought research project. Professor Olson’s study is focussed on the link between moisture, temperature and vegetation height under climate change. As outlined in the project proposal document […]
A total of $65,240 has been provided by the Australian Federal Government through the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council for the protection and enhancement of 4 significant bushland reserve in Serpentine Jarrahdale and north Murray. Brickwood reserve, Byford – 50ha Mundijong road and Duckpond reserve – 11ha North Dandalup Primary School reserve – 2ha Privately owned bushland […]
North Dandalup Primary school has 2ha of bushland reserve, mostly in good condition, containing several types of rare Marri Woodlands botanically classed as Threatened Ecological Communities. In the early days of settlement farmers knew that land containing certain species of plants and trees would have soil that would be successful for farming. As a consequence […]