Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014

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Cotton Bush Blitz was a great success

Thank you to everyone who came along to help. Cotton Bush was pulled out or snipped and poisoned by a hard working group last Sunday. We were working alongside the Canning River. Dan Walker from the City of Armadale organised us and was very pleased with the amount we cleared. We were treated to a pancake morning tea by the Lions Club.


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.


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.


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


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.

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