5 day environmental awareness event
most parts FREE TO ATTEND – Tickets · Free – AU$45.00
1st Sep – Symposium with amazing speakers
Good soil health has direct links to a healthy environment and positive community health.
This project will provide opportunities for community and school children to explore good soil health and the benefits associated through a series of workshops.
These will include a Heavenly Hectares event, Introduction to Permaculture workshop, Digging Deeper soil, composting and native plant practical workshops, new backyard insect ID, and Busy Bees and insect citizen science event
Much of the Moore River catchment’s natural assets are fragmented and native biodiversity threatened. This project will conserve and restore 164ha of critically endangered Wheatbelt Eucalypt and Banksia woodlands on 8 properties, and remove weedy Juncus acutus from the Moore River.
MCC will engage with an extensive variety of stakeholders and community to organise an assortment of activities to share biodiversity conservation knowledge and skills to a wide audience of all ages.
Activities will include school children making bat boxes, and planting native seedlings, Aboriginal ecological knowledge sharing, The Last Stand 2 and Bioblitz events, and Weed knowledge sharing events.
For a higher resolution copy of this report please contact Moore Catchment Council
Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) are endemic to WA but are rapidly in decline with total population estimates to be less than 60,000. The western Moore River Catchment and West Midlands area has 5 of the 23 designated Important Bird Areas (IBAs) that support Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos. Past and continuing clearing of Carnaby’s breeding and forage habitat is threatening their future survival. Moore Catchment Council has been carrying out extensive and effective Carnaby conservation projects since 2012.
This project aims to raise the Carnaby’s population through increasing and protecting breeding and priority forage habitat, and installing and monitoring artificial breeding nests. Community will be engaged through Carnaby monitoring, new interpretative signage, new Carnabys information booklet and information event. The project will actively engage the local Yued Aboriginal community through information signage design and appointing a Working on Country Yued native seedling planting crew. This project fits well with the Iluka Carnaby program objectives
Creating two walk trails around the reserve. A 2km circular trail using existing tracks and a 600m return track to the Moore River and historic wooden bridge;
Designing and erecting 13 interpretive signs showing walk trails and detailing the reserve’s ecology, Yued heritage, history and Carnaby’s Black cockatoo importance;
Building and erecting 5 new Carnaby’s nesting logs in the reserve;
Revegetating degraded tracks with 1,000 seedlings during a community planting day;
Hosting a reserve celebration day to highlight project, reserve’s natural assets and Yued heritage