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 […]

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 […]