Want to protect your patch of remnant bush but need some financial assistance? The Moore Catchment Council has money available through the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council to help fund projects to fence off native woodland in the Moore River catchment.
Farewells and new appointments occurred at the Moore Catchment Council AGM held on the 30th September.
Geoff Erickson stepped down as long-time Chairman and was replaced by Reg Beale from Gingin. Cynthia McMorran also stepped down as Treasurer and was replaced by Lawrie Short. Cynthia, who has decided to leave the committee completely to concentrate on new ventures, has been an active member of the Moore Catchment Council since its conception in the early 1990’s and will be sorely missed. Barry Johnson a long serving member and past Vice Chair of the committee has also retired from his position.
The Moore Catchment Council are celebrating once again with the recent announcement of the state NRM funding favouring one of their projects.
The $5 million on offer was highly contested attracting 177 submissions, with the MCCs ‘Recovery and Protection of the Moore River Catchment’s Threatened Natural Assets’ being one of 51 successful applications. The project was awarded $199,800 to help aid and encourage land managers in the Moore river catchment (which stretches from Perenjori to Gingin) to protect and recover riparian zones as well as protect threatened important native vegetation. Rachel Walmsley of the MCC who wrote the application says ‘everyone at MCC is thrilled that we have received this funding. The iconic Moore river is a natural, social and economic asset that needs managing in ways which will protect it from continued stock damage, salinity and degradation so that it can be enjoyed by everyone for many years to come.’ More news regarding this project and incentives on offer will follow. Further information, please phone the MCC on 9653 1355.
The latest saltbush project delivered by the Moore Catchment Council and Moora-Miling Pasture Improvement Group, and supported by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, has seen many more seedlings planted in the Moore River catchment than originally budgeted.
The project, funded through the federal Caring For Our Country Natural Resource Management program, promised to plant around 144,000 saltbush seedlings on salt and wind erosion affected farms in the eastern catchment. Instead over 176,000 saltbush seedlings were able to be planted over 270ha thanks to the close involvement of Ian Pulbrook of Greenoil Nursery, Mingenew, who supplied seedlings and planting services.
The Moore Catchment Council is pleased to announce that its WA State funded ‘Recovery and protection of the Moore River Catchment’s threatened natural assets’ project has concluded with spectacular results.
The project has helped fifteen farmers recover and protect 476ha of priority woodland and creek lines in the Moore Catchment through incentives for fencing and revegetation.
The Moore Catchment Council (MCC) and the Moora-Miling Pasture Improvement Group (MMPIG) have been celebrating the recent success of another Federal Government Caring For Our Country (CFOC) project application being granted.
The project ‘Productive Saltbush Pastures to Combat Wind Erosion in the Eastern Moore River Catchment’ was awarded the full amount $96,500 asked for and will be a continuation of the successful 2007/08 NLP project ‘Creating Productive Saltbush Pastures on Saline Land’ which saw 130,000 saltbush seedlings being planted in the Moore river catchment east of Moora.
Moore Catchment Council is very pleased to announce that funding has been approved for an extension of the successful Brushwood Industry Development on Saline Land Project.
The Federal Government has made $224,000 available for the Increased Adoption of Sustainable Brushwood Production Project, under the highly contested Caring For Our Country Open Grants scheme. Moore Catchment Council was among very few Western Australian projects to receive funding. The total amount allocated throughout Australia was $28.5 million, with Western Australia receiving $2.8 million
Many species of flora and fauna are being lost every year around the world – many before they are even identified. So the discovery of a new species in our region is reason for excitement, and this was the case recently when a plant collected during a routine flora survey was confirmed as a new species Tetratheca plumosa .