This was dug up recently and shows new growth from tubers within a clump of old root mass found just below the ground surface. This demonstrates that consecutive spraying is required for a number of years to kill off all the tubers located within this root mass and prevent new growth.
Due to the early rains bridal creeper is already growing prolifically throughout the bush reserves. On closer inspection, the heavily infested areas sprayed by volunteers in 2016 have been reduced to only a few plants germinating in the same location, at this early stage.
John Moore, one of the most experienced bridal creeper research officers, will be attending the Bush Awareness Workshop, on Thursday 8th June, to speak on his research and experience in controlling this weed using the most effective methods. It will be a great opportunity for community members to gain some expert knowledge on how this weed can be managed and controlled in the Shire.
Lyn Alcock, another of the three guest speakers, is a keen wildflower enthusiast and will speak on orchids found in Dumbleyung and her other passion, bird photography.
Brett Beecham, ecologist at the Department of Parks and Wildlife will wrap up the workshop on using fire for bush management and regenerating bush areas for attracting and maintaining our special fauna species.
If you wish to attend this workshop and be served a free light lunch and participate in a bush walk after lunch please register at the CRC for catering purposes. Registration is essential.
Funding round opens for natural resources grant!
To all proactive farmers out there – now is the time to get innovative and come forward with your Landcare ideas for a natural resource management project that you wish to see happen on your farm or in the SHIRE!
State NRM Program FUNDING up to $55,000 is up for “grabs” to any farmer or Catchment Group who has an innovative idea and wants to become proactive about it. The Landcare Officer is available to assist you with developing up and submitting your “innovative project” and is not in the business of “dreaming up projects” that are not initiated by farmers. BE PROACTIVE and submit your ideas which can be developed into your project. If you don’t utilise this service now you will miss out on the opportunity to receive funding assistance for your next innovative land care project.
Applications close early July and all ideas need to be submitted by 23rd JUNE to the Landcare Office. Please contact the State NRM Office to discuss the merits of your project and if you wish to continue with your project idea please contact the Landcare Officer for further support. Phone 9863 4225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Landcare, farming and community organisations, schools and local government can seek funds through the McGowan Government's State Natural Resource Management (NRM) program.
Groups can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $55,000 as part of the 2017-18 Community Action Grant round, totalling $4 million, to support conservation and sustainable resource use activities.
A further $100,000 is available to build the capability of community-based organisations, with grants of up to $10,000. This may include website development, community workshops, producing information guides or apps, or other activities to support organisational development.
Community Action Grant 2017 applications close on Monday, July 10, 2017. For more information, visit nrm.wa.gov.au or contact the State NRM Program on 9368 3168.
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Western Australian Regional Achievement & Community Awards!
The awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout regional and rural Western Australia.
In particular, we have the LandCorp Sustainability Award open for nominations!
Do you know an individual or organisation that deserves to be recognised? We would love for you to help us nominate them.
If you are able to provide the following we can do the rest for you:
- The nominees first name, last name and name of business
- Nominees email
- Nominees contact phone number
- Your name, contact number and email address
We can then get in contact with them and let them know you have nominated them and have them complete the questions.
Winners will receive a $2,000 award prize from Foundation Partner, Commonwealth Bank and a magnificent trophy. To find out more about the awards please click here
Nominations can be completed online. To access the online nomination form please click here
We hope you can help recognise the amazing contributors who are making a difference within our communities.