2017 – A Look Back, A Look Ahead

2017 has been an amazing year, with so much going on! In fact, it’s hard to keep track of it all, and there are more good things to look back on than I can fit in one little blog post. Here are a few of my highlights from 2017. Early in the year we had […]

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Piesse Lake-Over is Going Strong

Thank you so much to all the people, all 144 of you, who have come down to Piesse Lake and contributed to the nearly 300 hours of volunteer labour that has made Piesse Lake come alive! And that doesn’t even count all the people working the in the background, making afternoon teas and organising other […]

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A beautiful weekend for planting

The weather smiled down on us again this weekend, as our 18 volunteers did more garden maintenance, and had a test run at planting the reeds for the Piesse Lake shoreline. Here’s a few photos from Sunday’s busy bee. Click on each image for a larger photo. Remember, we have lots of other opportunities for […]

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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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Progress at Piesse

The Shire of Katanning is pressing ahead with the next stages of the Piesse Lake area. Wetland consultants SERCUL were engaged to investigate water sources, salinity, nutrient levels, and suitable plant species. SERCUL also ran an online survey to gauge the public’s ideas about usage of the lake area. As a result of the investigation […]

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How Can a Lake Have an Inlet but no Outlet?

Let me introduce you to Lake Ewlyamartup (pronounced you-lee-a-mart-up). Regular Katanning Landcare followers will know the place well – a 100 ha hidden gem of Katanning, being slowly but surely rehabilitated by a band of loving locals and supportive funders. But it’s a funny old lake, and its quirks have, in part, lead to its […]

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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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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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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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Our Projects – Attacking Native Habitat

National Tree Day 2014 was once again a huge success for Katanning. Over two days 38 volunteers were able to plant 3100 native seedlings in the Katanning region, which will lead to a number of environmental benefits, including improved habitat for native animal species. We can see that National Tree Day, and other events, like […]

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