Supporting the Moore River Catchment Area

Sermon: Current Projects

SNRMO – CSGS19107 Healthy soil, healthy environment, healthy community

SNRMO – CSGS19107 Healthy soil, healthy environment, healthy community

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

Healthy Soils Resources

Beneficial insects folded booklet

Companion planting chart

Compost Tea

Composing Handout GAIA PERMACULTURE

Edible weeds and Foraging around Perth, Australia

Herbs for soil Fertility

Introduction to Permaculture – Workshop handouts

IMP Workshop handout

Session 2 – Soil & Weeds

Session 3 – Water saving_Reuse

Session 4 – Healthy Plants

Amount Funded – $32,835.00

Project Value – $127,020.00

SNRMO – CSGS19032 Restoration of Guilderton dunes through weed control and community planting

SNRMO – CSGS19032 Restoration of Guilderton dunes through weed control and community planting

Guilderton has magnificent dune biodiversity but this is being threatened by invasive weedy Pyp Grass. This project will remove 5.96ha of Pyp Grass (Ehrharta villosa) through herbicide spraying to allow native biodiversity to return and thrive. This project is the 3rd stage of works detailed in the Guilderton Pyp Grass Management Plan. 2ha of severely degraded sections will be revegetated by community volunteers using native seedlings grown from native seed collected by community volunteers on the Guilderton dunes.

Amount Funded – $34,984.00

Project Value – $88,618.00

Pyp Grass at Guilderton Video

 

SNRMO – CSGL19024 Conserving, restoring and promoting the Moore River Catchment’s natural biodiversity

SNRMO – CSGL19024 Conserving, restoring and promoting the Moore River Catchment’s natural biodiversity

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.

Amount Funded – $452,268.00

Project Value – $711,461.00

ILUKA – Supporting the community to conserve Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo

ILUKA – Supporting the community to conserve Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo

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

 

Shire of Dandaragan Carnaby’s Information Flyer

 

 

 

Kelly revegetation at Gillingarra, WA for Iluka Carnaby Cockatoo project Sep 2019

 

Iluka Carnaby cockatoo monitoring Moora 2019-20

 

Amount Funded – $129,300.00

 

Project Value – $260,003.00

The Last Stand

The Last Stand

The Last Stand was a 5 day community environmental information event to raise awareness of the wonders and woes of the Midwest Wheatbelt wildflower country between Calingiri & Carnamah.     Flyer
Featuring…

  • Wed 5th Sept –  ‘The Last Stand Symposium’.  An array of speakers and discussion on the wonders, issues and solutions of the Wheatbelt natural environment.  Symposium
  • Wed 5th – Sun 9th – exhibition including:  Displays – art (local artists), photography (local photographers), information on value of natural environment, case studies, hands-on displays (weeds, insects etc), local aboriginal displays and information, school interaction, films, free native seedlings and more  Timetable   
  • Interactive/hands-on – ‘Tree of Life’ (potted dead tree, invite participants to write environmental thoughts on paper leaves and attach to tree), bush tucker (participants to try bush tucker plants), insect display (Spineless Wonders bring display), Supervised Children’s creative nature art activities

This event was proudly supported by Lotterywest..

 

 

 

 

Opening Hours

Wednesday 5th Sept to Saturday 8th Sept – 10am – 5pm

Sunday 9th 10am – 2pm

Why hold it?

The Midwest natural environment is uniquely wondrous and a drawcard for eco-tourists, but its future is threatened.  The Wheatbelt Eucalypt Woodlands are now classed as ‘critically endangered’ because of continued clearing and fragmentation of this ecological community. The perception that the wheatbelt remnant environment will be ok is far from true.

Shire remaining remnant vegetation figures are Moora 14%, Dalwallinu 12%, Victoria Plains 14%, Wongan 5% and all in decline.

This free to attend community information event will showcase the many natural wonders of the Midwest wheatbelt and also highlight the issues in hope that conservation for the future can be achieved.

Featuring…

  • Wed 5th ‘The Last Stand Symposium’ 10am. – 5pm . A array of speakers and discussion on the wonders, issues and solutions of the Wheatbelt natural environment. RSVP required see form below for Registration

Speakers include:

Click on Pictures for powerpoint presentation

Dr. Carmen Lawrence (President Conservation Council & former Premier) 

                                                                           

Eddy Wajon (Wildflower Society & Roadside Conservation Committee) 

 

Malcolm French (Wheatbelt Eucalypts), 

Tony Hughes-D’Aeth (Literary History of Wheatbelt), 

Paul Barber (Rail reserve vegetation  condition), 

 

Declan Doherty (Environmental Defender Office)

 

Jenny Borger 

 

Adam Peck (Birdlife Australia) 

 

Rob Boase 

 

Aaron Gove ( Astron Environmental Services)   

Fred Mogridge (Yued Elder)

plus other local speakers.

  • Thurs 6th –  11am John Horsfall – co-author of Noongar Bush Medicine talking about Bush Medicine of the South-west
  • Sat 8th – Wheatbelt words 11am – 1pm 

John Kinsella and friends (Wheatbelt poets),

  • Displays all week – art (local artists), photography (local photographers), information on value of natural environment, case studies, hands-on displays (weeds, insects etc), local aboriginal displays and information, school interaction, films, free native seedlings and more 

 

Organising committee

Moore Catchment Council and a number of concerned community members from the region.

 

Link to Photo Gallery

 

YouTube Video’s

Tony Hughes

Carmen Lawrence

John Kinsella

Eddy Wajon

Malcolm Finch

James Quinton

Paul Barbor

Adam Peck

Colin Headland

 

 

SNRMO A15006 – Enhancing Mogumber Town Reserve as a local natural asset

SNRMO A15006 – Enhancing Mogumber Town Reserve as a local natural asset

 

Project Activities: 

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

Amount Funded – $34,815.00

Project Value –