man pointing to a boom acress part a lake to control water hyacinth

‘Getting rid of water hyacinth at Keralup Farm, Serpentine River’

Landcare SJ Project Update March 2019 SUCCESSFUL State NRM Small Community Stewardship Grant ‘Getting rid of water hyacinth at Keralup Farm, Serpentine River’ By Kristy Gregory, Project Management Officer  Landcare SJ This project will continue the efforts to eradicate the highly invasive weed water hyacinth from the Serpentine River, by focusing on the Keralup Farm […]

feral pigs

War on Feral Pigs in Serpentine Jarrahdale

By Kristy Gregory, Landcare SJ Project Management Officer . Landholders in Keysbrook have declared war on feral pigs over spring and summer, with a family group of 1 boar, 3 sows and 21 piglets successfully caught in November 2018. Since then, another group has been trapped, thanks to neighbours pooling their skills and knowledge, and […]

bushland next to rail line Mundijong

Partnership, patience, and hard work the key to a healthy rail corridor

Partnership, patience, and hard work the key to a healthy rail corridor by Natural Resource Management Officer Kristy Gregory   In 2015, Arc Infrastructure (then Brookfied Rail) contracted Landcare SJ to coordinate the controlled burn and follow-up weed control in the section of rail reserve that runs through the town site of Mundijong. A hazard […]

Spring baiting season 2017

The Serpentine Jarrahdale and Coolup Land Conservation District Committees are running a spring community baiting season. Thanks once again to funding from the State NRM Program. A community baiting season ensures that landholders are baiting at the same time over a large area, and at an optimum time of year. Landholders who are currently accredited […]

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo inspecting an artificial nesting box outside the Landcare SJ office in Mundijong.

Measuring NRM Success – Project Update

State NRM Project 2016, CCGL15461: MEASURING NRM SUCCESSES IN SERPENTINE JARRAHDALE. Read all about the latest news on this project as written by project officer Sarah Way-   Since commencing with Landcare at the end of May, Sarah has been systematically reviewing all Landcare’s project data from 2007 through to the present. Not surprisingly, Landcare’s […]

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 […]

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Feral Animal Control Project – Update

This $42,000 grant from NRM WA is coming to an end after more than 3 years of feral animal control activities on public and private land: More than 1600 baits laid during 6 subsidised baiting seasons at optimum times of the year; also to encourage landholders to bait at the same time to increase baiting […]

Peel Harvey Catchment Council Community Grants

A total of $65,240 has been provided by the Australian Federal Government through the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council for the protection and enhancement of 4 significant bushland reserve in Serpentine Jarrahdale and north Murray. Brickwood reserve, Byford – 50ha Mundijong road and Duckpond reserve – 11ha North Dandalup Primary School reserve – 2ha Privately owned bushland […]

regenerated bushland Coffey Road Serpentine

Coffey road reserve revegetation

Coffey road reserve is a previously un-vegetated public open space that is subject to wind erosion and is the source of many wind-borne weed seeds. The intention at this site is to create habitat for native fauna including feeding and nesting species for black cockatoos; provide for use by local residents for horse riding and […]