THE AGM FOR THE DUMBLEYUNG LANDCARE COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD IN MID OCTOBER.
If you wish to JOIN this Committee please contact Claudia for more information at the Landcare Office on 986 34225.
Projects happening in the shire are;
- Fauna and Bird monitoring project within the Dongolocking Reserves. This will be carried out until June 2018 and will investigate the variety of native animals, birds or feral pests that are habitating the bush reserves. Two workshops are planned to be held in the local area and will be coordinated by Edith Cowan University Staff as training workshops for Community members interested in discovering more about the local Fauna and Flora.
- Funding opportunities are currently available for training workshops to cover a broad conservation aspect and free for local community members.
- The Land for Wildlife Program is available if Farmers wish to have bush on their farm assessed for conservation value and receive a well-documented management plan.
- State NRM will soon be announcing funding for successful projects submitted for 2017. One very worthy Shire project will hopefully receive funding assistance to protect bush areas across 2 properties. No other interest from within the Shire was received for additional projects.
- A partnership with Greening Australia (WA) resulted in 4 sites being submitted for revegetation purposes under a Federal Grant. These sites include the establishment of fodder species that can be grazed after establishment.
- The shire has committed funds to assist with the control of Bridal Creeper along Road Reserves. A Contractor is employed by the Katanning Landcare Office to spray the roadside reserves across 6 Shires and this project receives funding assistance from the State NRM Program.
- Services available at the Landcare office include; organising conservation workshops and bird excursions, water testing for salinity, Regional Biosecurity advice in particular the Silverleaf nightshade declared weed and any other declared pest or weed in the Shire. Assistance with submitting revegetation projects, planning conservation projects, soil, tree, weed, farm planning and salinity advise, identifying local plant and animal specimens, disseminating information and a free cup of coffee.
Article supplied by C.Hadlow