A feral pig

Catchment Council offers funding support for feral pig control

The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council is offering landowners support in feral pig management by offering grant funding to cover the cost of on-site trapping. Feral Pigs in the Peel-Harvey region The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) is working closely with stakeholders to control feral pigs across the Peel-Harvey Catchment. PHCC is offering grant funding to help reduce […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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2016 Myara Brook Planting

Report by Landcare SJ Officer Kristy Gregory A Green Army team is operating in the Peel-Harvey region and we have been able to use them at some of our sites. We have used them at Coffey Rd, Serpentine – love grass removal; Punrak Rd, Serpentine – wattle removal and planting; Beau Sovereign Dve, Nth Dandalup […]

Landcare SJ officers at Duckpond Reserve, Mundijong, Western Australia

Threatened Ecological Communities – New Funding

Kristy Gregory, Teele Hooper-Worrell, Landcare SJ officers, and Penny Hollick from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale completed site inspections on 17th May at several  Threatened Ecological Communities in the Serpentine Jarrahdale region.   They re-surveyed an established flora plot at Brickwood Reserve in Byford. New Flora quadrats were set up at Duckpond Reserve and another […]