woman taking photos of weeds in bushland

North Dandalup Primary School Preserving 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 […]

Cockatube Artificial Hollows Help Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Recovery

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Landcare SJ COCKATUBE ® at a Black Cockatoo breeding site.       Alan, Neil and Francis, from LandcareSJ, visited the Department of Parks and Wildlife trial site north of Cataby. They were assisting DAFWA Senior Wildlife Officer, Rick Dawson,  to monitor natural and  artificial hollows. Monitoring the site includes […]

Water hyacinth

Water Hyacinth Surveillance of the Serpentine River

Drone photography trial for weed surveillance in the South West ‘Boosting Biosecurity Defence’ project funded by Royalties 4 Regions. Members of the Serpentine Jarrahdale community are invited to help search for the water Hyacinth in the Birega drain and Serpentine river. This will be done from personal computers by individuals viewing images on a central […]

people walking through bushland in keysbrook

Healthy Habitats Bus Tour 2016 – What Has Been Achieved

On a very wet Saturday on the 8th October, 21 Serpentine Jarrahdale land owners took part in the Healthy Habitats Bus Tour 2016 of 3 Healthy Habitats properties. Amongst the group were Healthy Habitats members, Councillors from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, representatives from Landcare SJ and land owners interested in bushland management.   The […]

Land in Jarrahdale planted by Green Army and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

SJ Shire and the Green Army plant Jarrahdale Drainage Basin

Drainage basin planted in Jarrahdale near the Munda Biddi track   A Green Army team planted 800 seedlings with Vanessa Slater from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Kristy Gregory from Landcare SJ.     This is a Shire of SJ project that has addressed the drainage issues in the Chestnuts area. The site is […]

Carnaby's Cockatoo sitting on top of a Landcare SJ Cockatube ( artificial hollow)

Landcare SJ Cockatubes – Hope for Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos

Hope for Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos. Rick Dawson said it all “The best Landcare night I have ever attended”. It was truly a great night, a champagne event done on a beer budget.   The MC Francis Smit, introduced community mascot Carnaby Bill for photo opportunities, local elder George Walley to welcome guests to country, David […]

children planting along a road

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 […]