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Bush Tucker on the Menu!

Katanning Landcare received some great news this week! We have been granted funding for an amazing four year project through the federal government’s NLP Smart Farming Partnerships grants. You may have heard Ella Maesepp and David Thompson on the radio recently, talking about the project, and on Facebook in this post: In short, the goal […]

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Bridal Creeper – Seven Years and Going Strong

Bridal Creeper is such a monster. It’s a great multiplier, it spreads easily, and it’s got these corms that keep it alive year after year, even if it’s been pulled, eaten or sprayed. In fact, it takes a seven years to kill a single plant, and of course, during that time, it’s still multiplying and […]

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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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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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Bright Future for Katanning EcoWeek

Katanning EcoWeek grew from the brainchild of a few like-minded individuals who wanted to share their passion for the environment, sustainable living and all things green, back in 2014. It has grown in popularity and recognition since then, but has always run on a shoe-string budget.     This Friday, Minister Terry Redman announced the […]

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Regenerating the Understorey

I wanted to share three quick posts from Ella Maesepp, over on her Katanning Eco-House website (https://katanningecohouse.wordpress.com/), that share her journey so far in her efforts to regenerate the understorey at her place. These posts follow her through various techniques for regenerating understorey, including planting seedlings, with and without tree guards and with and without […]

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Christmas Comes Early for Katanning Landcare

On the heels of the announcement for Lake Ewlyamartup Living Lakes project, the additional news of receiving $199,414 for two years to Katanning Landcare through State NRM Capability Grants funding is like Christmas come early. Katanning Landcare was one of six Landcare groups who were awarded a portion of $554,414 of previously uncommitted funds from […]

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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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Bridal Creeper – Fight Back!

Take care along our roads! Spray contractors are out again, spraying roadsides in West Arthur, Wagin, Woodanilling, Katanning and Dumbleyung for Bridal Creeper infestations. Bridal Creeper is a resilient weed that takes a minimum of 7 years of continuous control to kill a single plant, thanks to its amazing ability to regenerate and spread. It […]

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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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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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