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Strategic Meeting

Strategic Meeting

We had a fabulous Strategic Planning Day on 21 February.  Following our general meeting, we had a range of excellent guests speak and present to help inform us on their strategic directions, collaborative opportunities and critical issues for the Peel-Harvey.  The...
Managing our Forests – For What?

Managing our Forests – For What?

In an effort to increase awareness of the plight of our forests, we recently welcomed speakers on “Managing our Forests – For What?” through our S.H.A.R.E (Social, Help, Action and Resources for the Environment) in the Shed series. Our guest speakers provoked thought...
Mike Griffiths

Mike Griffiths

Mike commenced with us last month as our Wetland Restoration Officer and he is tasked with delivering the on-ground components of our Wetlands and People Project.A little bit about Mike:Mike developed a passion for birds and wildlife as a youngster growing up in the...
Rubbish clean-up in Peel-Yalgorup Wetlands

Rubbish clean-up in Peel-Yalgorup Wetlands

On 25th March, the peaceful wetlands and bushland of the Peel region were disturbed by the roar of trucks and machinery as contractors moved in for Peel-Harvey Catchment Council’s big clean-up project.  Volunteers from Lake Mealup Preservation Society and other local...
Collaboration is key for Ramsar 482

Collaboration is key for Ramsar 482

Members of the Ramsar Technical Advisory Group (TAG) recently met for their annual meeting on 14th March. The TAG was established in 2007 and involves 27 stakeholder organisations who work collaboratively to manage the 26,500 hectare Peel-Yalgorup wetland system which...
Bushland Action Plan for Lake Mealup

Bushland Action Plan for Lake Mealup

Funded under PHCC’s new Wetlands & People project, consultants started work this week on a Bushland Action Plan at Lake Mealup.  The plan is primarily focused on the “terrestrial” sections of native bushland around the lake both within the Lake Mealup Preservation...
Weed Control – Cotton Bush

Weed Control – Cotton Bush

Cotton Bush (Gomphocarpus fruticosus) is a widely recognised as an environmental weed.  Under PHCC’s National Landcare Program funded Wetlands & People project, support has been provided for weed control within our beautiful Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar listed wetland. ...
Water Hyacinth – Choking our Waterways

Water Hyacinth – Choking our Waterways

Native to South America, floating water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is a declared pest in Western Australia. It may look innocent, but it has become one of the most invasive weeds within our Peel-Harvey waterways. This species is considered to be a food source in...
Shorebird ID

Shorebird ID

Every year we host the Shorebird Identification Workshop in January, this year was the 11th Workshop PHCC has run. The workshop was conducted over two days and involved a mix of classroom learning and excursions to the Peel-Yalgorup wetland system (Ramsar 482) to...
Say Goodbye to the Waders

Say Goodbye to the Waders

It’s that time again when the migratory shorebirds, otherwise known as waders,  begin their gruelling migratory journey north to the Arctic. The shorebirds will fly along the East-Asian Australasian Flyway to the Northern hemisphere stopping in Singapore, the...

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