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Commencement of the ‘Supporting people for wetland wise use in the Peel-Harvey’ project

Photo by: David Rennie

Photo by David Rennie

Peel-Harvey Catchment Council is pleased to announce the commencement of the project ‘Supporting people for wetland wise use in the Peel-Harvey’. This project will focus on community engagement and the implementation of some of the highest priorities of the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council’s ‘Wetlands and People Plan’. The Plan is a blueprint for supporting collaboration across the many local stakeholders whose common interest is the health and well-being of the Peel-Harvey’s Ramsar listed Peel-Yalgorup Wetland System and other local wetlands.

 ‘Supporting people for wetland wise use in the Peel-Harvey’ is an exciting project designed to raise awareness to the wise use of wetlands by packaging a series of communication, education and participations actions strategically targeted to build stronger relationships and greater levels of participation in wetland wise use now and for the future.” said Andy Gulliver, Chair for to Peel-Harvey Catchment Council.

The focus of this project is coordination and facilitation of a suite of activities that collectively aim to create a more active, engaged, aware and informed community, resulting in improvements to ecosystem health in the longer term. Project activities will consist of a wetlands-themed arts and environment program including the local Noongar community sharing traditional knowledge through an interpretive event, a social marketing campaign designed by young for young people to facilitate behaviour change and the scaling up of citizen science initiatives for the wetlands by providing support to local community participants to gather data and knowledge.

The PHCC has secured funding via a State NRM Capability Grant.  The project will run for 18 months beginning this January.

Landcare Matters #5

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PHCC Annual Report

The PHCC Annual Report is now available here

 

Proposed Limestone and Sand Quarry adjacent to Lake Pollard

Community have until Monday (19 September) to comment on the proposed Limestone and Sand Quarry adjacent to Lake Pollard at North Preston Beach. The EPA are seeking public comment on the appropriate level of assessment for the proposal which, if approved will see a limestone and sand quarry, adjacent to the Yalgorup National Park and Lake Pollard. These are areas of environmental significance and value in our catchment and the PHCC have submitted that the proposal is API Category B “Environmentally Unacceptable”. Opportunity for public comment closes this Monday (19th Sept). Link to EPA website: https://consultation.epa.wa.gov.au/…/limestone…/consult_view . The PHCC’s March 2015 submission to the Appeal Convenor on the proposal can be viewed here

Landcare matters – September 2016

Landcarematters – A monthly update on Natural Resource Management (NRM) in the Hotham-Williams subcatchment.

Read the latest edition here

Landcare matters – August 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of Landcarematters – an update on NRM in the Hotham-Williams subcatchment.

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Plan, Prepare and Prosper Workshops

Government of WA , Department of Agriculture and Food

Primary Producers in the Serpentine/Jarrahdale and Peel Region are invited to participate in a series of Plan Prepare and Prosper workshops. This series is a facilitated strategic planning process that will help primary production businesses to assess their business and determine the best course of action in response to known and projected challenges to business performance.  This course follows on from the very successful Plan Prepare and Prosper workshops held recently in Waroona in June 2016.

When:             6 x 8hr sessions (2 days per week starting soon)

Tranche 1:       1 and 2 August; 8 and 9 August; 22 and 23 August

Cost:               Free. 10 PLACES AVAILABLE

Where:            To be confirmed – it will be based on number of registrations received

Register at:    https://agric.smartygrants.com.au/ppp_application_2015

For more information click here 

 

PHCC Seeking WQIP Manager

Water Quality Improvement Program Manager

We are currently advertising for skilled and motivated Environmental Engineers and Water Quality project managers to play a leading role in a ground-breaking environmental water project. The successful applicant will become our Water Quality Improvement Program Manager delivering projects that improve the environmental health of the Peel-Harvey Catchment.

If you enjoy working closely with a team of professional, highly effective NRM practitioners hell-bent on protecting and enhancing our waterways, pride yourself in your ability to manage and delivery water quality projects with multiple project partners within time and budget, are proactive and super efficient, this is your job.

Applications close 10am Tuesday 12 July. See link below:

For further information click here

Hotham Williams Landcarematters Newsletter July 2016

Welcome to the first edition of Landcarematters – a monthly update on Natural Resource Management (NRM) in the Hotham-Williams subcatchment.

NRM refers to the management of natural resources such as land, water, soils, plants and animals. It brings together landuse planning, water management, biodiversity conservation and the future sustainability of industries such as agriculture, mining, tourism, fisheries and forestry.

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PHCC Releases Pinjarra Clean Up Australia Video

Every year, Clean Up Australia‬ events encourage and inspire local people to help clean up their community spaces.

This ‪video‬ shot at the ‪Pinjarra‬ Clean Up Australia Day demonstrates how members of our local community were willing to come together to do something to help protect and care for the area that they live and work in.

While the site in this video has recorded improvements, across Peel Waterways the amount of rubbish picked up each year is increasing dramatically. Great work, everyone!

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