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Thursday, 28 Aug 2014

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New propagation project starts

Re-establishing local plants in degraded forest in Roleystone has always been a major aim of Roleybushcare. However, many of these species are not available from nurseries. So, Roleybushcare has decided to propagate many of these plants. The Bassendean Preservation Group is a conservation community group that already grows its own plants in a 'Gro-Centre' in Ascot. This group kindly invited Roleybushcare to use their Centre to propagate plants from cuttings. Roleybushcare jumped at this opportunity and eight members spent a morning potting up cuttings of five local species. The final count was 562 plants. Roleybushcare now intends to set up its own propagation centre. In July it received a grant of $5000 from SGIO to purchase the equipment needed for propagation.

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Roleystone Karragullen Scouts help plant seedlings

Our local Scouts came along to help plant 1000 seedlings into Hall Road Bushland Reserve last field day. It was such a beautiful day seeing all the happy faces as they dug in their plants. Over 50 volunteers turned up and were treated to a scumptious morning tea prepared by the lovely Yvonne Ward.

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2014 National Landcare People's Choice Award

You can vote in the National Landcare People's Choice Award  by going to http://www.landcareonline.com.au/2014nationalawards

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DIG 2014 Conference Registration is open

The DIG 2014 Conference is on again and is a truly worthwhile one to attend.

The conference brings the latest developments in Phytophthora dieback management, research and on-ground projects from the perspective of speakers from government agencies, local government, industry groups, researchers and conservation groups. These developments change the way Phytophthora dieback is managed and help in the fight against the spread and devastating impact of these pathogens.

Click here to view information on the speakers and to register for the conference.

2014 Volunteers Lunch was a great success

Last Sunday, our volunteers came together to enjoy another get-to-gether at our local community centre. It was fabulous to see so many volunteers together at one time. We truly appreciate the many different ways our volunteers help out. Some come along to field days to help treat the trees, some prefer to plant seedlings, others take administerial roles or work on our website.  Others help out by providing morning tea, keeping our scrapbooks in order, watering seedlings, helping out on our plant sale, writing articles for our local papers or website and audit our books. Taking photos for us and helping out with plant surveys are two more chores that people perform.  Our  promotional material such as logos, brochures and flyers are prepared by our volunteers behind the scenes. Our two local editors also contribute by publishing our articles in their magazines. Looking after our equipment is a special task as is the supervision of the plant collection. A very special thank you to those who come along to our meetings to support the committee in their tasks.

A spit-roast pork and beef lunch, with prepared salads, hot potato bakes and scrumptious sweets, was gobbled up by young and old. Thanks to all the people who helped out on the day by preparing the dishes, setting up and clearing away our mess.

Go to our Gallery and click on "Volunteers Lunch" to view the many photos taken on the day by Steve Crocker.

 

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