Category: E-News

Greenfields Primary School Big Day Out

Greenfields Primary School Big Day Out

The tradition of Greenfields Primary School and PHCC taking learning outside of the classroom continues this year. This time it was the Year 2 students’ turn to go on an excursion, with a trip to the western foreshore of the Peel-Harvey Estuary. For the past 6 years,...
Dr Karen Bettink

Dr Karen Bettink

Co-ordinator, Land Conservation Understanding, improving and protecting our biodiversity and landscapes is Karen’s interest and passion.  After growing up in the southwest of WA, Karen went on to study Environmental Science at Murdoch University and then Masters...
Spiny Rush (Juncus acutus) Workshop

Spiny Rush (Juncus acutus) Workshop

Recently PHCC held an informative workshop on Spiny Rush (Juncus acutus) at Tunbridge Gully.  An overview of the project was discussed by PHCC’s Mel Durack’s from the commencement of the Project in 2015 when a Weed and Botanical Assessment of the area was...
How Do You Identify a Living Thrombolite?

How Do You Identify a Living Thrombolite?

How do you tell if a thrombolite is dead or alive?  The presence, or absence, of a sticky “microbial community” covering may be the answer. When viewed side-by-side it’s easy to see the difference between a thrombolite with a microbial mat community covering and...
PHCC receive new funding …

PHCC receive new funding …

… and we want your comments on proposed river restoration projects. As a result of the Hotham-Williams River Action Plan prepared by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) in 2019-2020, eight priority sites across the Hotham and Williams Rivers will benefit...
Numbat sighted in Boddington

Numbat sighted in Boddington

We have some amazing (and unexpected!) news to share…there has been a confirmed numbat sighting in the Boddington area! A Boddington local spotted what they thought to be a numbat and reported this to PHCC and South32 Worsley Alumina for follow up.>...
Nest boxes for Samphire Cove

Nest boxes for Samphire Cove

Following a suggestion by the Friends of Samphire Cove, it was agreed that nest boxes for native fauna could make a valuable addition to the bushland at Samphire Cove Nature Reserve to encourage native birds and other wildlife to breed and find refuge here. By...
Connecting Communities to Heal our Waterways

Connecting Communities to Heal our Waterways

Through Peel-Harvey Catchment Council’s Alcoa Foundation funded project, ‘Healing Bilya – Restoring the Murray and Serpentine rivers’, we are collaborating with Partners and key stakeholders to undertake a series of community engagement events to raise awareness...

We acknowledge the Noongar people as Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to all Elders past and present