National Tree Day takes aim at Serpentine drainage basin

The annual Landcare SJ National Tree Day Celebration will take place at a drainage basin on Arnold RD, Serpentine on the 29th July. Close to the Serpentine Primary School, the drainage basin is part of the relatively new Serpentine Downs Estate and represents a great opportunity to change an underutilised basin into a natural site for residents […]

Byford Information Bay gets a facelift

Byford Information Bay before planting Byford information Bay Landcare SJ’s 2018 Planting Season kicked off at the Byford Entry Statement and Information Bay last Friday. Byford Enviro-Link joined Landcare SJ officers Francis Smit and Kristy Gregory to plant 160 plants around the 2 sites. 1 2 3 4 5 6

Pilot and spotter selfie in the helicopter looking for water hyacinth

Water hyacinth aerial surveillance complete

Water hyacinth aerial surveillance now complete on the Birega Drain and Serpentine River   After a slight delay with weather conditions, aerial images were taken over the Easter long weekend of nearly 40km of the Serpentine River & Birega Drain. The area from the Forrest Highway to North of Mundijong Rd encapsulates the extent of the […]

Native Garden Expo Program

Free Verge Plants Inspires Native Garden Expo

Partnering up with Switch Your Thinking and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Landcare SJ plan a Native Garden Expo to be held April 21st at Bill Hicks Reserve, Byford. Native Garden Expo Bill Hicks Reserve is located on Plaistowe Blvd, Byford. Situated next to a playground and oval. Running from 9 am to 2 pm […]

Water Hyacinth in Keralup

Water hyacinth on the Birega Drain and Serpentine River

Watch this space! Water hyacinth on the Birega Drain and Serpentine River  Do you remember this time last year when you helped analyse more than 8000 online aerial images to determine the location of water hyacinth along the Birega Drain and Serpentine River? Check out the map that your eagle eyes helped to produce, and start […]

Property Planning Flyer

Equine Landcare Events for Serpentine Jarrahdale

Landcare SJ and the SJ Equine Landcare Group, through funding from the State Natural Resource Management Program, is planning their next set of field days to support horse property owners in sustainable management. The next four field days will be focused on:     1. Property Planning and PIC Numbers 27th April Belinda Taylor from […]

Pair of Baudins

Shire invests in cool, shady, liveable suburbs with Urban Forest Strategy

The Shire is in the process of preparing an Urban Forest Strategy to guide the Shire in creating cool, shady, liveable suburbs where suitable trees are kept and more planted. Urbaqua, land and water solutions,  has been contracted by the Shire to prepare the Urban Forest Strategy and will be running  workshops. There is also a […]

LCDC renomination meeting flyer

Serpentine Jarrahdale Land Conservation and Districts Committee

Serpentine Jarrahdale LCDC has been active since 1988 delivering landcare activities across Serpentine Jarrahdale and beyond. If you are interested in conservation, sustainable agriculture, environmental repair, native flora and fauna and working with the community, consider joining the friendly team that make up the SJ LCDC.   Public meeting – all welcome 7:30pm Wednesday 21 […]

Lowlands Roo Count Flyer

Counting Roos at Lowlands Bushland – Can you help

During 2018, Landcare SJ will be assisting the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to measure abundance of Western Grey Kangaroos in Lowlands bushland, Serpentine. A number of field methodologies will be used over a period of time to estimate the roo population, and we are seeking the help of volunteers to carry out walking […]

cockatoos in the classroom flyer

Cockatoos in the Classroom

The 2018 Great Cocky Count Birdlife Australia- The Great Cocky Count is a long-term citizen science survey and the biggest single survey for black-cockatoos in Western Australia. On one night in autumn, volunteers monitor known roost sites and count black-cockatoos as they come in to their evening roosts. Records submitted from across the southwest provide […]