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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Katanning and Surrounds Fox Shoot 2017 Results

The weather wasn’t with us for the night of the Fox Shoot, nor the morning of the Tally Breakfast, but we had a a great weekend, and good results for the year, adding to the state-wide Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes total for 2017. Eight teams registered, one showed up empty handed, one showed […]

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Great News for Lake Ewlyamartup

Yesterday, Terry Waldron and Peter Rundle, on behalf of the Honourable Terry Redman MLA (Minister for Regional Development; Lands), announced that the long-awaited flushing channel for Lake Ewlyamartup has been approved and funded by cabinet! Present at the announcement were: Shire of Katanning President, Liz Guidera; Shire of Katanning CEO, Julian Murphy; Shire of Katanning EM Projects […]

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A New Family Watching Over Lake Ewlyamartup

Yesterday we celebrated the unveiling of a new sculpture at Lake Ewlyamartup, a family of four – mother, father, toddler and baby – made from agricultural scrap metal. The family are welcoming, watching the lake and creating a point of interest for visitors. But the story behind this piece of public art is so much […]

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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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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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