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Peel-Harvey Catchment Council

 
Djilba 2019
warmer 'first spring'
In this edition of Wattle & Quoll, we celebrate the Noongar season of Djilba (August -September) when the weather starts to warm up.  During this time the local Noongar people would collect roots and hunt animals such as emus, quenda, possums and kangaroos. 
IN THIS EDITION:
MORE OF OUR PROJECTS 
Connecting Corridors and Communities
A collaborative approach to improve the health, biodiversity, ecosystem function and
ecosystem services of the Serpentine River and the estuary....read more
Peel-Harvey Estuary Grants
Funding will enable 3 years of on-ground practical works that will complement other projects, providing a concentrated focus on improving the health of Peel-Harvey waterways through River Restoration works on the Serpentine, Murray and Harvey Rivers that flow into the Estuary....read more
REGIONAL AGRICULTURE LANDCARE FACILITATOR (RALF) UPDATE
Need assistance in Landcare-related farming matters?

We have a full time Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator (RALF) working with farmers and the community to increase the sustainable productivity and resilience of farms in our catchment....read more

WHAT'S HAPPENING
2000 reasons to celebrate National Tree Day 2019

An enthusiastic team of 85 local community volunteers gathered at the Peel Horse and Pony Club Reserve in Oldbury on Sunday 28 July to plant 2000 seedlings as part of the Planet Ark Toyota National Tree Day 2019....read more

Taking the Pulse of our Ramsar-listed Wetlands
How can you tell if the ecological health of our beautiful Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar wetlands is OK?  Well, one way is to monitor the population of key waterbird species and use this as an indicator for overall system health....read more
SHARE in The Shed: River Rescue - Bringing new life to our estuary
More than 60 people attended the latest instalment of PHCC’s S.H.A.R.E. in the Shed series on 18 July entitled River Rescue: Bringing new life to our estuary....read more 
Strategic Directions
Back in February, we held a Strategic Planning Day to review our Strategic Directions and commence planning for our priority actions across the next 2 years.  Our latest Strategic Directions is now up on our website and can be found here
The Micro Plastic Program
Marine debris has become one of the major environmental issues worldwide and is a serious pollution issue for the Peel-Yalgorup Wetland System which includes the Peel-Harvey Estuary and nearby lakes....read more
New Nest Boxes for Phascogales
We recently enjoyed a lovely day out in Dryandra Woodland with Wandering Primary School students installing student made red-tailed phascogale nesting boxes....read more
The Flock Grows Wings
This year PHCC has been delivering “The Flock” activity to local high schools as part of the “Stints are Rad Program”. Both John Tonkin College and Coodanup College have been involved with the program this year....read more
Lake Clifton Community plant 2000 seedlings
The 2019 Lake Clifton Seedling Giveaway held on the 8th of June saw close to 2000 native plant seedlings distributed amongst 45 local Lake Clifton landholders....read more
Can you help?
River Action Field Work Planned for October  
We are looking for keen volunteers who live near Popanyinning, Pumphreys Bridge (Wandering), Williams, Ranford Pool (Boddington) and Quindanning for field work and potential restoration events into the future. Contact Kate Barr on 6369 8801 or 0455 166 780 or email 
Wanted...
Do you have any historic photos of the Hotham and Williams Rivers or any local stories you would like to share (such as what you used to catch in the rivers)?  We’d love to hear to hear from you! Contact Kate Barr on 6369 8801 or 0455 166 780 or email 
WHAT'S ON
S.H.A.R.E. in the Shed

Noongar Participation
19 September 2019 | 4pm to 6.30pm | PHCC 
rsvp essential to events@peel-harvey.org.au

 
The Wetlands Weekender

Date: Friday 11th – Sunday 13th of October

We are pleased to announce that the first Wetlands Weekender will run this October, a mini festival that celebrates the start of the migratory bird season and World Migratory Bird Day (October 12)....read more

2019 WA Threatened Species Forum | 5-6 September | Geraldton
2019 Regenerative Agriculture Conference | 11 September | Perth

2019 WA State NRM and Coastal Conference | 1-4 October | ECU Joondalup 
Keep an eye on our website for more upcoming events here
WHAT'S HOT
Tuart Woodlands to receive protection!
The Tuart Woodlands and Forests of the Swan Coastal Plain were listed for protection under the EPBC Act on 28 June 2019.  What's not so hot is that these woodlands are now listed as critically endangered!
 
Hot! Hot! Hot!
Our New Ramsar 482 T Shirts are now available for sale.

Get yours today for $20! Email us for sizing and to place your order...email

 

 
The FeralScan App
FeralScan is a free pest animal mapping program for farmers, community groups, local governments, NRM groups and the general public. Users are able to record feral animal sightings, evidence, damage and control actions....read more 
Ways to Nature
A new ecotourism business is operating in Mandurah. Ways To Nature was created by Sarah Way, a zoologist who is passionate about Australia’s wildlife. Ways to Nature is all about connecting and engaging people with nature and fostering an understanding and appreciation for the unique flora and fauna....read more
WHAT'S NOT
Cat Gets Its Tern 
A Case Study of Predation on a Threatened Coastal Seabird
This case-study demonstrates that desexed, free-roaming cats remain a significant threat to wildlife and can lead to swift population declines and the local extirpation of native species....read more
GRANTS & FUNDING
PHCC Landcare Funding Opportunity

Closing Date: 7 October 2019

Calling all Peel-Harvey Catchment landholders, community groups and schools 
Funding is available for eligible on-ground landcare and bushcare works...read more

See our website for more funding opportunities here
HAVE YOUR SAY
We are updating our NRM Strategy!

It is hard to believe it has been nearly 5 years since we published our first NRM Strategy for the Peel-Harvey Region.  Our Binjareb Boodja Landscapes 2025 has provided the framework for Natural Resource Management across our patch since April 2015...Read More

We NEED your feedback on Regenerative Agriculture
We are conducting an important survey to determine the key barriers to farmers and others taking up regenerative agriculture. Results will be provided to DPIRD to help guide their future priority research. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes....take the survey
WHAT WE SAID
A new direction for salinity management in WA
The PHCC are very encouraged by the State Government’s initiative to make management of salinity a priority once again....read more
Submission on Review of Dog and Cat Laws
PHCC, as an independent regional community-based group supporting landcare and natural resource management in the Peel-Harvey Catchment, is very interested in the management of all cats.....read more
CRITTERS OF THE PEEL-HARVEY
Quenda (Isoodon obesulus)

The native Quenda or Southern Brown Bandicoot can sometimes be confused with the introduced rat. It has a long conical shaped face, and loves to dig for tubers and roots in the Woodland floor. Feral cats, roads and clearing of bushland are key threats to the survival of this cute critter....read more

WHO'S WHO IN THE ZOO
Christine Townsend

Hotham-Williams Project Support Officer   
Christine started work as a Project Support Officer in the Hotham-Williams sub catchment in July 2018 to help with the Numbat Neighbourhood Project....read more

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