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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Employment Opportunity: Events Coordinator 2018

Are you great at making connections? We are looking for an enthusiastic, people-oriented, organised, person who loves connecting and empowering people. Starting in February 2018, the Katanning Landcare Events Coordinator will plan, organise and drive all Landcare events in 2018, including EcoWeek, community volunteer activities, small landholder workshop, and other events.   Join a passionate, […]

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10 Week Bin Transformation Excitement!

Promotion of the 10 Week Bin Transformation has begun, and registrations have started flowing in. This whole waste thing might seem like a new buzz, with the ABC TV series War On Waste doing an amazing job of raising awareness of the issue, but it’s something we’ve been chipping away at for a little while […]

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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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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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National Landcare Conference 2016

By: Ella Maesepp On September 22 and 23 2016, I attended the National Landcare Conference in Melbourne. For those who weren’t there – here are the key messages I got from the amazing array of speakers! 2016 was my fourth National Landcare Conference, with each having its own distinct vibe: * Adelaide 2010: “We’ve lost our mojo, […]

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The Hidden Benefits of a Home Vege Garden

I’ve always disliked gardening. I think it’s because I’d kill most things I planted. But when my son came along, I decided to give veggie gardening another go as I felt it was important that he grew up knowing where food comes from. The greenie in me also said I needed to do it, complementing […]

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Disposable knickers?

Clothes can get pretty gross, right? If anyone, like I do, has a farmer, mechanic or fishmonger in the family they know how disgusting and smelly clothes can be by the end of the day. And we all end up with pretty offensive socks once in awhile… But we wash them don’t we? We don’t […]

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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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Changing WA, One Rooftop at a Time

Yesterdays announcement by WA Minister for Energy The Hon Mike Nahan MLA brought high fives, big smiles and a dinnertime toast to our household last night. (https://au.gwn7.yahoo.com/w2/news/a/-/local/31297568/a-significant-shake-up-to-the-electricity-industry-video/ ) Why? Because the WA State Government will soon be commencing the shut-down of some coal fired power stations in the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) electricity grid. […]

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Milk without the Plastic. Hopefully?

Milk. Our family goes through eight litres of the stuff every week. Although I love that my family gets plenty of milk, I hate the milk bottles. Each week, my recycling bag is bigger than my rubbish bag and it’s milk bottles that take up most the space. There are only so many bailers, diggers, […]

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So, you’ve got a Landcare Project. Now what?

So, you put in an Expression of Interest (EOI) and we applied for some funding for you. After many months of waiting, we find out that your site has been successful! Congratulations! That is wonderful news! Now begins the ‘active’ phase of a project! This is where we actually get to make an environmental impact!! […]

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