3 metre pool removed from Byford Public Open Space

Last week the Byford EnviroLink ( BEL)spent some time removing litter and cotton bush from Public Open Space between Briggs Road and Sarsaparilla Ramble in the Marri Grove area of Byford. Over 20 bags of rubbish were collected which contained fast food and beverage waste and household dumping. Many large items were removed from the […]

Mainland quokka in Jarrahdale bushland

Lookout! There maybe a quokka nearby

We are all familiar with the quokkas on Rottnest Island, with many of us grabbing that quintessential selfie with the friendly and inquisitive species. However, you may not be aware that there are scattered populations of Quokkas across the Southwest of WA, from Perth to Albany Compared to their Rottnest family members, who have an […]

tree women and one man , volunteers standing behind a pile of lovegrass on Soliers Road, Byford

Byford Envirolink tackle lovegrass on Soldiers Road

Throughout the last year, Byford Envirolink has been carrying out conservation works along Soldiers Road between Cardup and Byford. Currently, roadworks are being conducted along Soldiers Road in parts of the same area in which the conservation works are planned. However, this hasn’t slowed the group down!  In just one morning this hardworking team of […]

Several people planting into wet ripped paddocks in Serpentine Jarrahdale, Western Australia

Drying Out Wet Soils –Using Plants

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. This physical feature of the landscape can become problematic for landowners, as it may conflict with their desired land use.

people sitting in a paddock listening to someone speaking

SJ Equestrian Regenerative Soils Trial Workshop

  The SJ Food and Farm Alliance recently presented the SJ Equestrian Property Regenerative Soil Health Trial Workshop and Field Day. The event was supported by Landcare SJ. The workshop included guest speakers Belinda Taylor from Hoof Hearted Hoof Care presenting on soil testing methods. The Peel Harvey Catchment Council presented on soil and water […]

Restoration of Gooralong Brook, Jarrahdale

      The Jarrahdale Heritage Society and Landcare SJ, with significant funding through the State NRM Program, have been carrying out environmental restoration works along Gooralong Brook since 2013. Successful weed removal and revegetation has so far been undertaken in an area between Jarrahdale Rd and the Mill Managers House. The next stage of […]

Do you have Quendas working in your garden

  Have you noticed any small excavation work going on at your place? Have a closer look. It may be rabbits or it may be the work of a little local marsupial called a quenda (Isoondon fusciventer). Quenda is the Noongar name for a species of bandicoot endemic to the southwest of Australia.   While […]

Black Cockatoo Monitoring and Cultural Tour – Binjareb Park, Pinjarra

Black Cockatoo Monitoring and Cultural Tour – Binjareb Park, Pinjarra

  During November 2020, Landcare SJ and Birdlife WA presented a Black Cockatoo monitoring workshop at Binjareb Park in Pinjarra, supported through funding from the Alcoa Foundation and the Shire of Murray.   Francis Smit, Landcare SJ Executive Officer, introduced the session by discussing the history of the Cockatube design and recent results at CSIRO/DBCA […]