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Landcare Matters #10

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Invitation to Local Artists to Design a Wetland Themed Arts Event

Peel-Harvey Catchment Council has recently launched their new project “Supporting people for wetland wise use in the Peel-Harvey.”

Wise use is the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and all the services they provide (e.g. crabs, flood protection, bird-watching), for the benefit of people and nature.

The aim of the project is to connect the community with the wetlands and through this connection build understanding that leads to people changing their behaviour to support the health of the wetlands.

As part of the project we would like to invite expressions of interest from professional artists to design and facilitate a Wetlands themed Arts Event. The arts event is to embed a strong environmental message aiming to encourage and support wise use of the wetlands.

This is an opportunity to creatively engage the community and raise awareness about the beauty and uniqueness of the Peel-Yalgorup Wetland.

Engagement methods could include but are not limited to;

  •  Interactive art activities.
  • Workshops.
  • Visual art performances.

The art event could potentially be held at the Stretch Festival, other community events in the Peel-Harvey Catchment, or a small individual event could be designed specifically.

Proposed work must be related to the Ramsar-listed Peel-Yalgorup Wetland System. We encourage ideas that would also involve the local Noongar community and incorporate indigenous performances, site visits on country, and language sharing.

 Interested parties are invited to submit a short concept, no more than 500 words, by the 03rd of March detailing what kind of event they would propose, who the intended target audience is, how they propose to explore the themes and any costs involved.

The “Supporting people for wetland wise use in the Peel-Harvey” project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM program, supported by Royalties for Regions.

For more information on the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar Wetlands: http://bit.ly/2kYWlkV

http://www.ramsar.org/about/the-wise-use-of-wetlands

 

Please send submissions to

Sharon Meredith

Wetlands & People Officer

E: Sharon.Meredith@peel-harvey.org.au

Any questions please call Sharon Meredith T: (08) 6369 8800

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.

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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

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