possum in trap

New Information on Possum Relocation

Landcare SJ often receives calls and visits from land owners who would like possums in their roof space to be relocated. As possums are native animals they require permits for both trapping and relocation.     Both ringtail and brushtail possums are found in SJ. Being a highly adaptive animal, they are known to take […]

The Brickwood Signs are up!

  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 […]

man measuring a tree, SJ part of an international drought research project

SJ part of an international drought research project

  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 […]

Horse owners swap horses for bus on equine landcare bus tour

Saturday November the 12th saw a bus load of enthusiastic horse property managers tour the SJ Region learning about paddock rotation systems. A track system allows your horses to move freely around your paddocks while restricting time on your grass. This allows the grass to rest between grazing periods decreasing negative impacts. There are both […]

Whitby Farm plays host to Equine Landcare Field Day

Murdoch University’s Whitby Farm opened its doors to the fourth field day series of the Landcare SJ Equine Landcare Project. The project is funded through the State NRM Community Action Grants and Supported by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council through the National Landcare Programme. Attendees were lucky to have farm manager Bob Fawcett introduce the Whitby Farm and […]

SJ Equine Landcare Pest and Weeds Field Day

There were 22 attendees at the Inaugural field day in our field day series focussing on Equine Land Management. The Field day was held on April 30th at the beautiful property Quahlee in Serpentine. Jake Pickersgill from Martins Environmental started off the day with a weeds presentation. Many attendees had brought in weeds from their […]

four women walking through a paddock in Jarrahdale for the Healthy Habitats program

In the (conservation) zone for rate relief

New bushland area enters the Serpentine Jarrahdale Conservation Zone. A privately owned property in the Jarrahdale hills has become the most recent entry into the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Conservation Zone. The property includes a 10 ha high conservation area which will be protected in-perpetuity for conservation under the new zoning and a conservation covenant. In return for […]

Peel Harvey Catchment Council Community Grants

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 […]

Eradication of water Hyacinth in the Birega drain and Serpentine river

To find out more about the Aquila project and how it is helping the Serpentine River click here   Funding of $16,000 has been provided by the State NRM Office. This project will run until December 2017 and represents a partnership between the community, Water Corporation, DAFWA, and Housing Authority – to eliminate water Hyacinth […]

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 […]