Supporting the Moore River Catchment Area

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Carnaby’s Black-Caockatoo workshop

Carnaby’s Black-Caockatoo workshop

On Tuesday 16 July, Moore Catchment Council, with funding provided through the State NRM Office, held an informative workshop on Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos.

The event was a great success with more than twenty-five people attending. Attendees were impressed with the presentations by Wally Kerkhoff from the Kerkhoff Carnaby Group, Sarah Mason, a farmer and keen Carnaby enthusiast and Paula and Kylie from Kaarakin Black-Cockatoo Conservation Centre. The highlight of the day was meeting Chasey the Carnaby, brought up from Kaarakin, who wasn’t shy for the camera.

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CFOC fund demonstration site for perennials establishment

CFOC fund demonstration site for perennials establishment

The Moore Catchment Council is delighted to announce that they were successful in obtaining funds through the Caring For Our Country (CFOC) Community Landcare Grants for their ‘Demonstrating different establishment techniques of perennials in deep sand’ project.

This small project was the brainchild of a Koojan farmer who visited the MCC office on the offchance that there was funding available for his idea. Luckily, it was the day before the application closing date so MCC NRM officer Rachel Walmsley helped draft out the idea and wrote up the project quickly before the deadline.

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Farmer ploughs wheat crop for elite saltbush trial

Farmer ploughs wheat crop for elite saltbush trial

Aaron Edmond of Calingiri is one of three farmers helping CSIRO to trial elite Oldman saltbush in the paddock and offered a corner of wheat crop to plant the 1,000 seedlings. The Moore Catchment Council (MCC) obtained funding through the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council’s (NACC) Caring For Our Country (CFOC) devolved wind erosion grant scheme and CFOC’s Community Action Grants scheme to carry out the project. In partnership with the Moora-Miling Pasture Improvement
Group (MMPIG), three different project sites were chosen at Miling, Namban and Calingiri to ensure widespread testing of the shrubs.

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Futures Workshop Monday 21st May 2012

Futures Workshop Monday 21st May 2012

Moore Catchment Council engaged Carmel Ross Consulting to conduct a workshop in May 2012 to identify the future direction of the Moore Catchment Council:

Executive Summary:

The workshop held in Moora on May 21st 2012 brought together community and government representatives with an interest in the work of the Moore Catchment Council. Presentations included an overview of the Moore River and its Catchments; the history of the Moore Catchment Council; and grants received and projects completed by the MCC. Discussions were held to draw out the major issues from each of these presentations, as well as to identify values, possible commercial undertakings, governance and future points of focus for the MCC. Continued……..

Report from workshop

Appendices

  1. Business Plan Objectives 2010
  2. List of participants
  3. Presentation slides – Rachel Walmsley – Overview of the Moore River and its Catchment
  4. Presentation slides – Duncan Peter – History of the Moore Catchment Council
  5. Presentation slides – Helen Watkins – Grants and Projects of the Moore Catchment Council
  6. Record of grants received – Helen Watkins
  7. Presentation Slides, all sessions – Carmel Ross
  8. Group Input Slides, all sessions
  9. General information on West Midlands Group and Chittering Landcare Centre

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Bird Workshop in Guilderton

Bird Workshop in Guilderton

Twitchers and non-twitchers alike attended the Wonderful World of Shorebirds and Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo workshop in Guilderton on 29th April. The day was funded by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council’s (NACC) coastal devolved grant scheme and was organised by
the Moore Catchment Council (MCC), Guilderton Community Association (GCA) and Birdlife Australia.

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Guilderton community cleans up beach and estuary

A good number of community volunteers turned out for a beach and estuary rubbish pick up in Guilderton on the 12th October which ran in conjunction with Tangaroa Blue’s state wide annual clean up event. Tangaroa Blue aims to improve the health of the marine environment of WA through monitoring marine debris and education events. A big part of this annual clean-up is not only to rid the beach of rubbish, but also to audit the waste collected to feed into Tangaroa Blue’s database so to
highlight types of rubbish discarded.

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