Australia Day Accolades

The team at Katanning Landcare could not be prouder of the recognition its members received this Australia Day 2018. Members of our committee received individual honours, and our event, Katanning EcoFair 2017, received the Active Citizenship Award for an Event.   Matt Collis received the Citizen of the Year Award   Bev Lockley received the […]

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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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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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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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Canopy Cover

Before the onset of climate change 25% canopy cover of a townscape was considered adequate to maintain livability. Scientists now consider 40% to 45% canopy cover essential for livability. Worldwide, cities have recognised that to maintain livability they must increase canopy cover. Major tree planting programmes are in place. Toronto planted 40,000 trees last year with a […]

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Katanning’s Liveability

A town’s liveability is directly related to the amount of good quality green spaces available to its citizens. This is not just green expanses of playing fields, but connected easily accessible green spaces with multiple uses that offer many positive outcomes for a town’s population. Benefits of green spaces include: Improved mental health of citizens and a […]

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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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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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