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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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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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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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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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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Awards and Accolades

This year has been a big year for Katanning Landcare. As our 25th year of operation came along, it seemed an appropriate time to reflect back on the accomplishments of the past quarter of a century. Ella pored through the archives and found out just what the group had managed to do, and was astonished! […]

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25 Years of Katanning Landcare

Katanning Landcare turned 25 this year, and also reached a remarkable milestone of $10,000,000 of grant funding received! Here’s a quick look back at some of the major accomplishments from the past 25 years. And a quick look at 2015 so far: At the Katanning Show this past weekend, we displayed a tree with 176 […]

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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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