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 […]

monks planting native sedges to create wetlands

2016 Planting Season Serpentine Jarrahdale

  Brickwood Reserve The Friends of Brickwood Reserve is currently meeting on the first Sunday of every month to carry out on-ground work in the bushland, mainly focussing on weed control. On Sunday 7 August we planted 250 seedlings which had been grown from collected seed in the reserve. The intention is to form a […]

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 […]

SJ Equine Landcare Group logo

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 […]

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 […]

Photo of attendees at ‘WA Landcare Network Forum

WA Landcare Network Forum

40 Landcare practitioners came together at the WA Landcare Network Forum held on 15th May 2016 at Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra, Western Australia to hear stories from each other and get tips from polliticians on how to communicate with local MP’s. There was useful info about how to get the best from social media. Landcare groups […]

Healthy Habitats. An Update from Landcare SJ Officer Kristy Gregory

Another great partnership between LandcareSJ and the Shire of SJ. Healthy Habitats I have just now helped Dr Penny Hollick complete the final report to the State NRM Office,  and I have been amazed when quantifying what has been achieved on-ground, in actively looking after bushland on private property. I thought the following most noteworthy […]