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 […]

a picture of a bushfire with the words-Have you made your bushfire survival plan?

Fire Safety Survival Plan Workshop in time for 2017 fire season.

Landcare SJ, the SJ Equine Landcare Group, The Forever Project, and the Peel Harvey Catchment Council have partnered up to provide equine landowners the opportunity to create a fire safety survival plan with the experienced presenter award winning Rohan Carboon, Bushfire Safety Consultant. This workshop will be funded through the National Landcare Programme and State […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Help conserve native wildlife. New artificial nest box design.

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 […]

Bendigo Bank funds 2017 Planting Season

The Byford and Districts Community Bank has granted $7,500 to Landcare SJ for this year’s planting season – revegetation in 7 natural areas with 9 community groups and schools. Part of this will be the Bendigo Bank National Tree Day event on Sunday 30 July.