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20 years of community plantings at Myara Brook

‘Last Friday, the Landcare SJ team was joined by the Keysbrook Community Group and Byford Envirolink to plant 500 native seedlings at Keysbrook Park and the ‘Old School’. This year’s planting has added another layer of biodiversity to the planting site. There have been successive planting events at the site ...
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school children planting seedlings in bushland

Local kids delight in Schools Tree Day in Federation Park

Forty children and their parents came together to plant 1,500 sedges and shrubs to enhance habitat for threatened Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos and Red-tailed Black Cockatoos along the Serpentine River to mark Schools Tree Day on Friday 27 July. Children from Byford Childcare Centre, local homeschoolers, Eton Farm Education, and some ...
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Successive Plantings making a difference for wildlife

Aerial photos of Coffey Road Reserve in Serpentine show how degraded land can be successfully revegetated. Coffey Road Reserve has been part of Landcare SJ’s Planting programme for the past 5 years, sponsored by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale . An aerial photo comparison from 2015 to 2020  shows the ...
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kangaroo paw seedling planted in bare soil

Serpentine Jarrahdale Free Verge Plants Program

Over the past few months, Landcare SJ in partnership with the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has coordinated the 2020 Free Verge Plant Program. The Free Verge Plant Program adds to the Shire of SJ’s Urban and Rural Forest Strategy – which aims at improving tree canopy and vegetation coverage within ...
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Weed ID and Advice Workshop

The Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group are seeking to deliver information and upskill the local community through the upcoming Weed ID and Advice Workshop. The FREE workshop will be held at the Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Resource Centre, 2 Paterson St, Mundijong from 12 pm to 4 pm Thursday the 3rd September. Hosted by weed experts Greg ...
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Bushland management for orchid conservation

Download your own 20 page guide to Orchids that can be found in our local Banksia Woodland; featuring fabulous photos and interesting facts ...
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Landcare SJ Planting Calendar for 2020

The 2020 Landcare SJ planting season starts soon. Landcare SJ is always ready to welcome new volunteers. There are many groups that look after a piece of bushland throughout Serpentine Jarrahdale and would love your help. Contact landcare SJ for more information ...
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SJ Residents Garden Competition 2020

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is excited to be holding the first SJ Garden Competition to recognise the great home gardens we have within our Shire both rural and suburban across four categories ...
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Banksia Woodland Project at Brickwood Reserve

Brickwood Reserve is located in an urban area of Byford adjacent to Briggs Park and extending out along Soldiers Road in Cardup. The reserve is environmentally significant and includes Bush Forever areas and threatened ecological communities including Banksia Woodland. It is estimated than half of the Banksia Woodlands across the ...
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Byford gets a new park

Byford Enviro-link watered the plants in Granfell St and Marchant Way and also the new park proposed to be called Marri Tree Park this morning.   Council has agreed to the name and this request is being progressed through government channels. The seedlings look very small at this stage but they ...
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