Map your Landcare project ideas online!

We are so excited to announce our new Online Mapping Tool for Expressions of Interest (EOI)! Thanks to Lotterywest Grants funding, which made this website possible, and through the expert assistance of Gaia Resources, we now have an online tool for our members to log in and map their proposed Landcare fencing and revegetation ideas. […]

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Minimise your contributions to landfill waste

TerraCycle is eliminating the idea of waste by recycling the non-recyclable. They offer free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. To date, over 63 million people are collecting items in 20 countries and have collected billions of pieces of waste, raising […]

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What’s Blooming – Hakea Laurina

Hakea laurina is a locally occurring plant from the Proteacea family. It is commonly known as Pincushion Hakea, and sometimes Kodjet or Emu Bush.   It is large shrub to 4 metres with drooping grey green foliage and bright red nectar producing flowers.     The flowers are popular with birds and bees.     The Hakea laurina makes […]

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Federal Budget – Good News for Landcare

The Federal Budget was handed down with relatively little pomp or fanfare over the ‘Environment and Natural Resource’ areas in budget highlight news. Little surprise, as ‘Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing’ receive a relatively small portion of the whole $464.26 billion budget, with $2.97 billion over 7 years. Of that $2.97 billion, a healthy $1.1 billion […]

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Seasons Garden for KPS

Katanning Landcare has been working with Katanning Primary School to create a beautiful, welcoming native wildflower garden at the entrance to the school. Many hours have gone into the planning, design, and plant selection, and now, the plan is starting to take shape, with the first phase of the project completed – the Seasons Garden. […]

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Let’s Rehabilitate Piesse Lake!

We couldn’t have asked for a nicer afternoon to host our Piesse Lake afternoon tea and information session. The glorious afternoon brought out 35 (or more!) delightful people who were keen to learn about the plans for Piesse Lake. The Shire of Katanning contracted SERCUL to create a Master Plan for Piesse Lake, to guide […]

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You Don’t Have to be a Hippie to Live Off-Grid

Despite the fact that many people are adopting greener, more health-conscious, environmentally friendly lifestyles, there is still a perception that some things are ‘too hard’ and that if you’re going to live a really eco-friendly lifestyle, it’ll mean becoming a tree-hugging-hippie who lives in a little tiny shack foraging for berries. But that’s just not […]

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Piesse Lake Makeover

Are you excited about the creation of a Green Heart for Katanning? A vegetated shady walk with glimpses of the lake through the reeds and trees. Maybe surprise a turtle as you walk, or watch blue and red dragon flies hunting bugs. Perhaps you would like a quiet seat to watch the birds or read […]

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Katanning and Surrounds Fox Shoot 2017 Results

The weather wasn’t with us for the night of the Fox Shoot, nor the morning of the Tally Breakfast, but we had a a great weekend, and good results for the year, adding to the state-wide Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes total for 2017. Eight teams registered, one showed up empty handed, one showed […]

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Our Pygmy Possum Neighbours

This is a guest post from Natalie Nicholson. Thank you, Natalie, for your great story and photos!   Hi Andrea Here are some photos of our pygmy possums and a quick story of how we came to meet our cool little neighbours. We live just north of Katanning and count ourselves incredibly lucky to have […]

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