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 […]

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Cat Management – is there a silver bullet

By Scott Thompson on Jun 08, 2016   Predation by feral cats is one of the greatest threats facing threatened species and fauna assemblages across Australia. The ongoing management of the impacts of feral cats is a challenging task and although there are many techniques being trialled, we don’t seem to have found a ‘silver […]

Officer from Landcare SJ setting up flora quadrat at Serpentine , Western Australia

Threatened Ecological Communities – More Quadrats

Threatened Ecological Communities (TEC) More Quadrats   One of the four newly funded grants from the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, focussed on improvement of Threatened Ecological Communities. Another 2 flora quadrats were set up by Landcare SJ officers on a private property in Serpentine. The recipients of this particular grant have significant areas of veldt grass […]

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There must be Better Ways to Manage Native Animals

There are opportunities to better manage native animals in urban, peri-urban and rural areas. Often it is more about better coordination, getting in early or knowing who to contact to get the right advice. There is also a strong case for a more evidence-based approach to feral animal management and for guidelines on issues such […]