Supporting the Moore River Catchment Area

Sermon: Asset Protection

Facilitating community stewardship of Moore River catchment natural assets

Facilitating community stewardship of Moore River catchment natural assets

SNRMP 23037

Summary of project

This project will support 3 Moore catchment landholders to protect & restore 130ha of farmland and coastal dunes which will result in extending the WA Eucalypt Woodland TEC & Guilderton coastal dune biodiversity, plus protect Swan Banksia Woodland TEC and habitat for endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo.

Road reserve assessments will be carried out to gauge native vegetation health.

MCC will engage with

  • community,
  • local school children, and
  • Yued community

by offering hands-on interesting NRM activities & Yued culture sharing opportunities including

  • planting days,
  • weekend bioblitz,
  • artificial nestbox making,
  • Working on Country opportunities,
  • native bird talks and
  • The Last Stand event.

Grant funds $110,511.00

Co-contributions $278,878.00

Total $389,389.00

Expected Volunteers 1209

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Supporting community stewardship of Moore River Catchment Natural Assets

Supporting community stewardship of Moore River Catchment Natural Assets

SNRMP 22064

On-ground activities:
• Directly engage 5 land managers;
• Restore 64ha of critically endangered Wheatbelt Eucalypt woodland on 5 farms;
• Fence and protect 70.3ha of revegetation using 5.85km on 5 farms;

Monitoring activities:
• Monitor 5 sites through Drone and wildlife camera trapping. Share findings with public via social media;

Research and Assessment:
• Conduct baseline assessments of owls and nocturnal birds in Moore catchment, produce report of findings;

Community upskilling and involvement:
• Run 5 biodiversity sessions with Central Midlands High school students including native flora ID, seed collection and planting activities;
• Run 1 community Explore Moore Eucalypts talk & tour event & 2 poster events to increase community knowledge of Wheatbelt Eucalypt woodlands;
• Run 3 community owl and nocturnal birds events to increase community and school children’s knowledge on night birds and rodenticide issues;

Aboriginal engagement and culture sharing:
• Engage local Yued to create local written booklet resource ‘Yued boodja kaartdijin’ to share Yued culture to community and visitors, run 1 launch event at Yued Old Reserve;
• Run 1 community bush foods event at Moora show ;
• Engage local Yued Working on Country crew in 3 activities to learn about and collect native seed and plant native seedlings;

• Promotion of all activities through social media, local newspapers and a 1 online video on Moore Eucalypts for National Eucalypt Day in March

Grant funding: $202,507.00

Co-contribution: $299,765.00

Project Total: $502,272.00

Volunteers: 379