Soil Restoration Forum – Event Wrap Up

It would be almost impossible for me to capture the incredible depth and breadth of wisdom shared during the Soil Restoration Forum in Kojonup on Tuesday 24th March. Katanning Landcare was fortunate, through funding from the Caring for our Country initiative of the Federal Government, to subsidize the entry fee for 10 farmers from the […]

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Katanning (and surrounds) Annual Fox Shoot and Tally Breakfast – Event Wrap Up

Honestly, it couldn’t have gone much better. 18 teams registered, and 14 of them showed up with a record-breaking haul of foxes for the annual fox shoot this year. The conditions were near on perfect, with no moon, and pleasant temperatures. Many of the teams went out all night, and then came in with their bountiful […]

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Our Projects – Enthusiastic Eastern Flats

What motivates a farmer to do Landcare work on their property? The work of fencing off creek lines and bush and planting seedlings can be time-consuming and costly, even with subsidies through grants, and most farmers already have very full schedules for fencing, maintenance and management. Peter Caldwell says he does it for the future and […]

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Property Planning Workshop – Event Wrap Up

Twenty-five people from fifteen properties around the South West spent a fruitful Sunday preparing a Property Plan for their properties. With the guidance of Chris Ferreira and Adrian Williams, the group was able to get a strong start into a complex process of considering their property’s strengths and weaknesses, their own vision and goals for the […]

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Seedling Subsidy Available to Help you Plant More Trees!

Thanks to funding provided through South West Catchments Council (SWCC), Katanning Landcare can offer local landholders a subsidy for seedlings purchased for planting this year (2015). The following conditions apply: Landholders who are interested in a seedling subsidy must contact Katanning Landcare first to check if their order meets the subsidy funding conditions: *     […]

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Lake Ewlyamartup Kayak Tour – Event Wrap Up

The first and most noticeable thing about Sunday morning: It was windy! But the wind did not deter the 24 kayakers, many of whom were along for their first kayak ever, from showing up with great enthusiasm! They came with all kinds of crafts, large and small, new and old. Almost half of the participants […]

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The Lake Ewlyamartup Story

Five years ago Lake Ewlyamartup was a hyper-saline, yellow, smelly lake.   Today, the Lake has families water-skiing, kayaking and picnicking every weekend.   What changed? Katanning Landcare, the Lake Ewlyamartup Working Group (LEWG), government and an enormous number of community volunteers have lived the Landcare ethos of local action for local priorities, turning around […]

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Introduction to Permaculture and Soil Basics Workshop – Event Wrap Up

When you plan an event, you always hope for the best, but you can never be sure how things are going to turn out, and you always worry: Will people turn up? Will the presenters be engaging and informative? Will the day run smoothly and will everyone go home happy? Apparently, we didn’t have to […]

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2014 Wrap Up

As we head out the door for our Christmas break, we wanted to take a moment to reflect back on the year that was and what we have to look forward to when we return in the new year. We have had the most amazing year, full of fun, challenges, new opportunities and more. Here’s […]

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Dot Survey Results – Christmas on Clive 2014

Christmas on Clive was Katanning Landcare’s last social engagement for 2014. This year we introduced ‘Dot Surveys’ at any ‘fetes’ we’ve attend and we have gained a lot of insight from them! Plus, we think they’re FUN! 🙂 Our first Dot Survey was in September at the Eco Fair, where we asked about people’s biggest local environmental concerns, […]

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