For the Community  By the Community

September 2018 Newsletter. Issue 133


It takes over 100 years for a natural hollow to form to allow our endangered black cockatoos to breed, but only minutes to donate towards artificial nesting boxes. 


2018 Landcare SJ AGM

All Members and Friends are welcome!

On the 26th of September, Landcare SJ will be hosting its Annual General Meeting. 
 Corner of Cockram St and Patterson St, Mundijong.

7:00pm Dinner 
7:30 pm Annual General Meeting

please RSVP by the 13th of September, 2018
by contacting or (Tel) 9526 0012  



2018 Planting Season

'R U OK DAY?' 

Planting Day

Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance

After a very exciting series of workshops held during August for National Science Week and 'Switch Your Thinking', the Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance are now happy to announce they are launching a new series of workshops.  These workshops are specifically targeted at women producing and marketing food in the Peel Region via grant funding through the Department of Communities.
The subjects that'll be addressed are contained within the poster attached and the topics are the direct requests from participants of previous workshops held in 2016.

Summary Of The BirdLife Symposium

On Wednesday the 15th of August, BirdLife Australia held a Symposium about conserving West Australian bird species. Three representatives from Landcare SJ attended the day. All saying, it was extremely well run and very informative. Much of the discussion was on how to better incorporate citizen science into more projects across WA and to encourage volunteers to be involved for longer. The event focussed on appropriate fire regimes, translocation of threatened species, monitoring strategies, the importance of Indigenous knowledge in conservation efforts and different technologies being used across Australia to enhance data collection in monitoring projects. 

The panel discussion found better communication is required between project officers/managers and  the volunteer demographic, and that stronger legislation would better protect our endangered flora and fauna.

This Symposium was proudly supported by the West Australian Government's State NRM program 

Read more here...


Planting Your Own Native Garden 

If planting in the ground, loosen the soil to twice the length of your spade and twice as wide. This allows the root system to spread without much difficulty. Place the plant in the created hole making sure that the top of the soil from the pot sits level with the top of the soil in the ground. Back fill the hole and firm the soil down around the plant.

Read full article here.

Spring is definitely here!

Spring has swung into action in SJ. Make sure you experience these beauties before the seasons change. You'll be able to find these stunning flora species right across all of the Serpentine Jarrahdale bushlands and reserves throughout most of Spring. 


A Change Of Staff 

Teele Hooper-Worrell has taken up an opportunity with the Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group as Communications and Weed Officer.  Landcare SJ wishes Teele all the best in her future endeavors.
Reece Jerrett is set to fill the gap, including producing the newsletter and supporting social media and website communications. Reece is studying environmental monitoring and has been volunteering in the office at Landcare SJ since January.

If you have any ideas/feedback on how we could improve your experience in these three aspects of Landcare SJ, this will be a great time to let us know. Please send through your recommendations to

Photo: Teele (left), Reece (middle), Chris (right)

2018 SJ Community Fair

The SJ Community Resource Centre hosted its annual SJ Community Fair on August 11.  The Fair in Mundijong was a fantastic day and really showcased the community spirit SJ has to offer.
Landcare SJ hosted 'Sustainability Corner' exhibition in our carpark with guest exhibitors including the Peel Harvey Catchment Council, Byford and Districts Bendigo Bank, Armadale Wildflower Society display, SJ Farm Grown Firewood, SJ Food and Farm Alliance, Ranger Red, Dieback Working Group, Peel Bright Minds, Birdlife Australia, Didier Walks, Australian Native Nurseries, C-Wise, Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group, Dieback Working Group,  Vivacious Surrounds, Buzzy Bee Wax Wraps and the Mundijong Playgroup. 
Landcare SJ would like to say a very special thank you to the Australian Native Nursery for the donation of their spectacular handmade floral arrangements, that went into our silent auction. The arrangements managed to raise $255 that'll go towards the 'Cockatube' Project.

If you need further information on any of the exhibitors, please contact the office.


Beau Sovereign Drive
planting day  

On Thursday, the 23/8/2018, the students of North Dandalup Primary School were busy little bees, planting at the Beau Sovereign Drive reserve! With the generous help from Men of the Trees Peel BranchShire of Murray and us here at Landcare SJ. It was a fantastic effort with nearly 800 native seedlings planted, along with copious amounts of African Love Grass and Paddy melons removed.  


Contact us:

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 9am-4pm
Cnr Cockram St and Paterson St
(PO Box 41), Mundijong WA 6123
(08) 9526 0012     


Francis Smit -
Executive Officer

Kristy Gregory -
Natural Resource
Management Officer
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