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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Map your Landcare project ideas online!

We are so excited to announce our new Online Mapping Tool for Expressions of Interest (EOI)! Thanks to Lotterywest Grants funding, which made this website possible, and through the expert assistance of Gaia Resources, we now have an online tool for our members to log in and map their proposed Landcare fencing and revegetation ideas. […]

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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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Piesse Lake Makeover

Are you excited about the creation of a Green Heart for Katanning? A vegetated shady walk with glimpses of the lake through the reeds and trees. Maybe surprise a turtle as you walk, or watch blue and red dragon flies hunting bugs. Perhaps you would like a quiet seat to watch the birds or read […]

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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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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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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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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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Our Projects – Attacking Native Habitat

National Tree Day 2014 was once again a huge success for Katanning. Over two days 38 volunteers were able to plant 3100 native seedlings in the Katanning region, which will lead to a number of environmental benefits, including improved habitat for native animal species. We can see that National Tree Day, and other events, like […]

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