For the Community  By the Community

July 2018 Newsletter. Issue 131


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. 


School Holiday Planting Activity

Landcare SJ are heading back to the Byford Scout Group Friday 13th July starting at 8:30 am.

If the kids are wanting an outside activity during the holidays we would love to show them how to plant native seedlings.

Linton St Nth 8:30 am 
Bring appropriate gear for the weather and gloves.

The 2018 Planting season is supported by the State Natural Resource Management Program WA and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

This site hosted the 2017 National Tree Day Celebration.

Read here about where the 2018 National Tree Day event will be held. 

National Tree Day at the Byford Scouts Hall in 2017


Schools National Tree Day 

Calling all interested children with a special invitation to  SJ homeschoolers. 

National Tree Day 


2018 Planting Season

Click here to see the entire 2018 planting calendar.

SJ Community Fair

The Landcare SJ Sustainability Corner is on again at the 2018 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.

The Sustainability Corner was a big hit at the 2017 SJ Community Fair
and in 2018 it's going to be even bigger.
Can't wait to see you there. 


New Staff Member at Landcare SJ

The team at Landcare SJ is excited to welcome Chris Kennedy.

Chris will be working on the State NRM Capacity Grant Measuring NRM Success project.

Read more about Chris here.

Free Verge Plant and Street Tree Program

The free verge plant scheme is a program where residents of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale can apply for seedlings and herbicide to assist in management and beautification of their verge. 

Benefits include increased property values, reduction in heat sinks – particularly in urban areas, the establishment of nature and bird corridors, and a general increase in local biodiversity.  The program is funded by the Shire of SJ and managed by Landcare SJ. 
The 2018 Free verge plant program has been extremely popular, especially with newer residents in the urban developments.  An unprecedented number of applications have been received, and unfortunately, the 2018 program has been oversubscribed.  As a result, some applications were unsuccessful.

However, applications for advanced street trees are still open and available.  Street trees make such a difference in our community, adding to the character of our unique area. Residents are eligible to have a street tree supplied and planted at their property.

If you would like a street tree, please email the Shire at or call on 9526 1111. Please include your name, contact number and address so the Operations crew can contact you to discuss available tree types and location.”
We hate to disappoint people and will be looking into different ways to extend the program in 2019. 
Don't forget to get your applications in early when the program opens May 2019. 

Equine Landcare Event

Field day series ends in herbs and species.

The final field day of the Better Pasture Series, funded through the State NRM Program WA,  was held on Saturday, June 23rd in Mardella.

Full article here.


Peel Bright Minds ESTEAM Awards

Congratulations to Steve Fisher who has won the Science Communicator of the Year award at the recent Peel Bright Minds ESTEAM Awards night.

Read more about Steve Fisher and Peel Bright Minds here.

Peel Harvey Catchment Council

Are you bursting to play a lead role in a ground-breaking science and collaborative management project that will help protect an internationally significant wetland?

We are calling for applications from skilled and motivated people to deliver our 5 year, Ramsar Science and Collaboration project, based in Mandurah, Western Australia.

Click here for more information.

Applications close 10 AM, Monday 9 July.

Landcare Matters

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

Teele Hooper-Worrell -
Landcare Support Officer
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