The crowd at the 2017 Landcare SJ AGM

Landcare SJ showcase activities at annual general meeting

The Serpentine Jarrahdale Landcare Centre hosted to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Landcare SJ Inc a not-for-profit community organisation. The Australian Government defines an AGM as –  “a meeting held once a year that all members of a charity are invited to attend. The purpose of an AGM is to give members a report […]

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 […]

Coffey Rd, Serpentine

Coffey Road 2017

Coffey Rd, Serpentine – planting with the Buhlmann family on a very chilly and rainy morning. What a relief though, after all the dry weather we have been having. This site is looking so good after 4 years of planting, and an amazing transformation from bare dust bowl to lush green reserve with more and […]

Drying Out Wet Soils – Using Plants as an Alternative to Fill

Due to the wetland nature of the Swan Coastal Plain, many areas within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale experience seasonal water inundation or waterlogged soils. Planting local native trees and shrubs can help to soak up unwanted water.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]