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For the Community  By the Community

August 2018 Newsletter. Issue 132

HELP THE CAUSE

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. 
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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF LANDCARE

Busy, busy!
 
Landcare SJ is supported by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in the day to day activities of the centre.

In order to fund projects, Landcare SJ must apply for available funding opportunities. 

Open now are the 2018 Community Stewardship Grants from the State NRM Program. 

Landcare SJ officers are busy preparing grant applications for long-term, on-ground programs in the Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire totalling than $900,000.

These on-ground projects represent activities including revegetation, soil improvement, indigenous involvement, improving connectivity for native animals, and supporting water catchment health.   

Learn about these new project opportunities and current projects at the Landcare SJ upcoming AGM in September.



UPCOMING EVENTS

2018 Planting Season

SJ Food and Farm Alliance

Dr Christine Jones is an internationally recognised and highly respected soil ecologist and founder of Carbon for Life.

She has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management techniques that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate soil nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create new topsoil.

This symposium will explore regenerative agriculture and help landholders understand how these ideas can be implemented in a local context.

This event includes morning and afternoon teas, plus lunch, PLUS a
20 litre bag of Humicarb from CWise to take home to improve your garden soil health!

Generously sponsored by:
www.peel.wa.gov.au
www.cwise.com.au
www.switchyourthinking.com
http://peel-harvey.org.au/
 
Can't make this event?
Check out the SJ Food and Farm Alliance Facebook page as they have many more coming up!

SJ Community Fair

Come along to the Sustainability Corner in the Landcare SJ car park event during the annual SJ Community Fair.

The area will feature displays from Landcare SJ, Peel Harvey Catchment Council, 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 and others.

Can’t wait to see you there!

 

BirdLife Symposium

BirdLife Australia invites researchers, land managers and Conservation and Environmental based organisations to attend a Symposium to share and learn from bird conservation knowledge from across the country to benefit WA birds.

Hear about the latest on Citizen Science, communication, technology, innovative monitoring and preventing extinctions.
 

Read more here...



LANDCARE NEWS

Kids National Tree Day 

Landcare SJ’s annual Schools National Tree Day event was held at Federation Park, Serpentine on the 27th July 2018.

Children from Byford Childcare Centre, local Homeschoolers, Eton Farm Education, and some local primary school students planted with so much enthusiasm we were finished in no time.

Read full article here.

National Tree Day

The 2018 Landcare SJ National Tree Day Celebration was held at a drainage basin on Arnold RD, Serpentine on the 29th July.

The clouds threatened, but the day was cool and clear for planters who turned up at 9 am to support the annual event and the children’s workshops from Waste Is My Resource was a great hit once all the planting was done.

National Tree Day was a great opportunity to change an underutilised basin into a natural site for residents and community members to enjoy.

Read full article here.

Shire of SJ Sustainability Program

Help determine the future direction of Switch Your Thinking in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.
 
The Shire’s sustainability program want to find out which sustainability issues are most important to you and how you think Switch your thinking can grow and improve.
 
If you can spend a few minutes of your time talking about sustainability, please register your contact details here.
 
Contact us:

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

 
Francis Smit -
Executive Officer
Email: francis@landcaresj.com.au

Kristy Gregory -
Natural Resource
Management Officer
Email: kristy@landcaresj.com.au

Teele Hooper-Worrell -
Landcare Support Officer
Email: teele@landcaresj.com.au
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