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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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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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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Piesse Dam Turtles

The western snake necked turtles (Chelodina colliei), commonly called oblong turtles are unique to the South West corner of Western Australia. Generally they are considered to be in a near threatened status. In September/October 2013 more than 90 oblong turtles were relocated from Piesse Dam in preparation for the redevelopment there. Sightings in late 2015 show […]

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Friends of Piesse Lake Busy Bee Photos from 21st June 2015

It was an incredibly wintry day on Sunday 21st June, but that didn’t stop our intrepid Friends of Piesse Lake from getting the next phase of planting done. The mound, the embankment and more planting around the Bog/Rain Garden was completed. We hope you enjoy a few photos from the latest busy bee. The photos really […]

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Friends of Piesse Lake Busy Bee Photos – 7th June 2015

Here’s a few quick snaps of the busy bee activity that happened on Sunday 7th June out at the Friends of Piesse Lake (FoPL) site. Once again, thanks to Matt Collis for the photos of the busy bees at work! And a few after photos for you to enjoy as well.   In other news, […]

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Piesse Lake Busy Bee Photos – from 30 May 2015

A quick snapshot of the Friends of Piesse Lake site before, during and after the Busy Bee on Sunday 24th May 2015. Amazing work everyone!! It is looking so good!! The next Busy Bee will be on Sunday 7th June 2015 from 2:00-4:00pm

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Friends of Piesse Lake Adopt-A-Spot (and call for donations)

Update 27 May 2015: I just learned that I put a wrong digit in bank account details on the donation form! Oh dear! Any donations made via EFT will not have been processed – check your bank statement for a bounce-back! Updated forms supplied below: Have a Seat at Piesse Donation Record v2 (word doc) Have a Seat at […]

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