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Peter Muirden

Peter Muirden

Regional Estuaries Initiative Drainage Engineer Peter is an experienced Hydrologist with over 30 years of studying surfacewater and groundwater systems.  His knowledge covers flood, yield and hydrology, urban development, hydrographic measurement and the impact of...
Kristy Gregory

Kristy Gregory

Hotham-Williams NRM Support Officer Don’t worry folks, she’s just on loan! Many of you will know and love Kristy Gregory from Landcare SJ. With Kate Barr having moved to Perth and finishing up with us at the end of last year, Kristy is kindly lending PHCC...
Action Plan in Place to Help Save Our Serpentine River

Action Plan in Place to Help Save Our Serpentine River

PHCC is excited to announce that a draft version of the “River Action Plan for the Serpentine River” has been completed and is currently being reviewed prior to final release in the coming months.  This plan, which will guide future restoration activities to improve...
Supporting Our Serpentine River Landholders

Supporting Our Serpentine River Landholders

On the 9th of January, a bushfire burnt through more than 1,200 hectares of land between Baldivis and Serpentine including some of the area covered by our ‘Connecting Corridors and Communities: Restoring the Serpentine River project’. The Rivercare Team are working...
The Murray Gets Bream

The Murray Gets Bream

More than 2000 juvenile black bream were released into the Murray River in late December 2019 through PHCC’s ‘Stock Enhancement of Black Bream in the Murray River’ project funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program. Black bream born in the...
Garden Plants in our Wetlands and Bush

Garden Plants in our Wetlands and Bush

Ask anyone involved in looking after community bushland, bush reserves or national parks – one of the biggest threats to our unique flora and fauna is weeds. This is especially true in and around the internationally-recognised Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar wetlands, where PHCC...
Fertilising the Farm

Fertilising the Farm

Is your money going down the drain? Farmers involved in the Regional Estuaries Initiative Soil Testing Program will be receiving their much anticipated soil test results at a workshop in February.  Farmers will be able to use these results to tailor their lime and...
We are looking for hosts!

We are looking for hosts!

Australia’s leading Accu-Spread trainer, Russel Nichol is being brought over to Western Australia to run a series of Accu-Spread demonstration days. A demonstration day in the Peel Harvey region is planned for late March. Accu-Spread is a programme that involves the...
What do birds feed on at Lake McLarty?

What do birds feed on at Lake McLarty?

In terms of area, Lake McLarty only forms a small part of the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar wetland system but it has a well earnt reputation for attracting disproportionally large numbers of waterbirds – but why is this the case?  These are the sorts of things that keep...
Over a decade of dedication

Over a decade of dedication

In early December the annual Shorebird count was run once again across the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar Wetland. Over 60 volunteers were involved in this most recent count including local residents and volunteers from Mandurah Bird Observers, DBCA, PHCC, BirdLife WA, Murdoch...
Memorandum of Understanding with Noongar Language Groups

Memorandum of Understanding with Noongar Language Groups

Wiilman and Bindjareb Elders and TO’s have been working with the PHCC to develop and sign a Memorandum of Understanding outlining an agreement to work together for now and into the future. For over 45,000 years the Noongar communities have tended Boodja (country) and...
Land for Wildlife protects Banksia Woodlands

Land for Wildlife protects Banksia Woodlands

Mandurah has some new additions to the Land for Wildlife family, with the Mathesons signing up to the voluntary program to show their dedication to protecting their patch of our catchment. The Matheson’s property is largely vegetated with Banksia Woodland and features...

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