Our Vision: A vibrant, caring community enhancing our environment for future generations.
Katanning Landcare is operated by a volunteer committee dedicated to our four focus areas:
We are able to do this by seeking grants, sponsorships, and donations. These funds are integral in aiding our volunteers, WA farmers, and our community members. External support greatly assists the Katanning Australia community in achieving goals that work towards creating a better environment for our region and surrounding area. Working hand-in-hand with the community, funds and other resources allow us to equip our volunteers and landholders with the necessary tools, materials, and knowledge they need to make a positive impact.
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Our team is committed to finding and implementing local solutions to global environmental problems. We focus on education, leadership and on-ground action.
The key areas of action for our organisation are:
- Revegetation with Western Australian native plants and species
- Fencing to protect revegetation and remnant vegetation
- Wetland protection and restoration activities
- Workshops and events to increase awareness and uptake of sustainable farming and living practices
These activities are designed to:
- Increase the amount of vegetation in our landscapes, which will
- improve biodiversity and ecosystems
- improve biodiversity and soil health
- improve water quality in ephemeral and semi-permanent water bodies
- improve management of weeds and feral pests
- Create a greater sense of belonging and stewardship in our community of urban, peri-urban and agricultural landholders and land managers
- Improve the environmental stewardship of agricultural land and food production
Some examples of our work include:
- Assisting Friends of Piesse Lake with their native garden, paths, and benches
- Coordinating Katanning EcoWeek each year in conjunction with the Shire of Katanning and other stakeholders
- Plant millions of trees and countless hectares of native bushland fenced off to protect it
Our sustainable agriculture practices, such as saltbush and perennial pastures, were tested through a number of our projects, and we are currently exploring the viability of summer cover crops in the Katanning Australia region.