Swan Alcoa Landcare Program delivers for the environment

Published on: 25/02/20 2:38 PM

MEDIA RELEASE 25/02/20

Twenty two community groups gathered at a special breakfast by the Swan River this morning for the annual Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) Funding Ceremony. The event announced a further $330,000 of on-ground funding for 60 environmental projects throughout the Perth region. SALP is a joint initiative of Alcoa Australia,…Find out more

Climate change, bushfires and natural capital

Published on: 13/01/20 10:51 AM

By Paul Bodlovich, CEO

This Australian summer we are seeing a catastrophic bushfire crisis taking place over many months, which should appear to any open-minded and reasonably informed observer as being an unusual occurrence.  That same observer has easy access to a wealth of information that indicates there are a number of trends that…Find out more

Join the Board of Management at Perth NRM

Published on: 13/01/20 2:05 PM

Perth NRM invites nominations for two Board of Management positions. The Board of Management is the governing body for Perth NRM and the duties of the Board of Management are outlined in the Perth NRM Constitution. Like the rest of us at Perth NRM, you are passionate about sustainability and…Find out more

Greetings From the Chair, Dr Bruce Hegge

Published on: 18/12/19 2:29 PM

As we move toward the end of 2019, I’d like to take a moment to thank you all for joining us at our events, workshops, speaking engagements or just subscribing to this newsletter. At the time of writing, our country is beset by bushfires and Australia’s engagement with climate change…Find out more

Taskforce Workshop tackles money and sand going down the drain

Published on: 19/11/19 4:45 PM

Perth NRM recently worked with State and local government agencies to present a workshop highlighting the need for improved management of urban development sites to prevent sediment and other materials entering storm drains, causing significant environmental impacts on our waterways and additional costs to councils and residents. Presented by Perth…Find out more

Growing strong in Kambarang

Published on: 13/11/19 4:57 PM

Event: Kambarang Six Season Walk

Kambarang is the season when the weather warms and the Perth region becomes carpeted in a rainbow of wildflowers. On a Saturday set to be a scorcher at 40oC, Perth NRM and The Wetlands Centre Cockburn were joined by 16 volunteers looking to give back to the environment and learn…Find out more

Perth NRM invites comment on The New Normal

Published on: 5/11/19 4:36 PM

Perth NRM held its AGM on Wednesday, 30th October, with a public event to share its vision for 2050, The New Normal. The Vision has been developed throughout the year to articulate the organisation’s hopes for a future that is aspirational, and more importantly, achievable. Kerry-Ann Winmar gave the Welcome…Find out more

Have your say on The New Normal: Vision for Perth in 2050

Published on: 13/11/19 10:50 AM

On October 30, 2019, Perth NRM launched its Vision for 2050, The New Normal.  The purpose of the Vision is to create an achievable and aspirational goal that reflects the values of the broader community, and guide our organisation. This is a living document, and we'll be updating it to meet…Find out more

The purr-fect companion: An indoor lifestyle improves cat welfare and outcomes for wildlife

Published on: 27/09/19 2:27 PM

By Claire Greenwell, PhD Candidate, Murdoch University

By Claire Greenwell The endearing and alluring charm of the domestic cat makes them the most revered and widespread pet in the world. Whether it’s snuggling up on the lounge, hearing them purr contently whilst enjoying a scratch or entertaining us through play, the pleasure and companionship that cats offer…Find out more

Regenerative Agriculture Conference shown overwhelming support

Published on: 27/09/19 4:06 PM

The inaugural Regenerative Agriculture Conference, presented by Perth NRM and RegenWA, was an outstanding success, in terms of being fully subscribed (with a waiting list on tickets) and in delivering a conference that both galvanised support for creating more sustainable food systems, from farm to consumer, and rehabilitating the regions.…Find out more

Djilba in the hills

Published on: 27/09/19 2:19 PM

Jorgensen Park, Kalamunda – Saturday 21 Sept 19

It’s Djilba, the time of second rains when the wattles are blooming to signal the start of wildflower season in the Perth region. On a cool and sunny Saturday morning up in the hills of Kalamunda, 21 participants joined Perth NRM and the City of Kalamunda to learn about Noongar…Find out more

Threatened Species: Into the Wild for Western Swamp Tortoises

Published on: 30/08/19 4:25 PM

On August 23rd, 2019, Perth NRM was privileged to participate in the release of 73 Western Swamp Tortoises, bred at Perth Zoo, into the Moore River Nature Reserve. Over 70 participants were part of the release, including representatives from Perth Zoo, Parks and Wildlife (DBCA), Perth NRM, Friends of the…Find out more

Salter Point popular with restoration volunteers (SCRR2)

Published on: 30/08/19 3:49 PM

The Salter Point foreshore restoration site is proving very popular, and work days are often oversubscribed.

Images (left): CVA Images (below): Bronwyn Scallan, Perth NRM The City of South Perth and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA), with the support of the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation, have been working collaboratively to enhance ecological performance of foreshore areas adjacent to the Swan and Canning Rivers. Volunteers from all…Find out more

Bardon Park volunteers contribute to Swan Canning River Recovery

Published on: 28/08/19 2:53 PM

Swan Canning River Recovery Project

Maylands residents and volunteers from the Friends of Bardon Park joined City of Bayswater staff on Sunday, 4 August to plant 3000 native seedlings at the iconic Bardon Park wetlands. The planting day was part of the Bardon Park Wetlands Swan Canning River Restoration project (SCRR2), administered by Perth NRM.…Find out more

Regenerative Agriculture Conference

Published on: 21/08/19 8:46 AM

11th of September, 2019 @ Optus Stadium

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE Investing in our Food Future Date: September 11, 2019 Venue: Optus Stadium, Burswood, WA Tickets: From $195 https://www.regenwa.com/events/regenerative-agriculture-conference/ The inaugural Regenerative Agriculture Conference will bring together a cross section of our food industry stakeholders, including regenerative agriculture practitioners, researchers, government agencies and the investment sector with the…Find out more

Federal grant opportunities with Communities Environment Program

Published on: 2/08/19 11:16 AM

The Communities Environment Program, first announced by the Federal Government in March 2019, released its Grant Opportunity Guidelines this week. The program provides each electorate throughout the country up to $150,000 to fund small, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities. To be eligible, your community group must be: (a) Invited…Find out more

Education and the New Normal (Part 1) – Jason Pitman

Published on: 1/07/19 1:10 PM

By Jason Pitman, Perth NRM Environment Project Coordinator

When we ponder the question ‘what is nature?’, it is usually through the lens of what we see today, not what nature was a decade or even 100 years ago. Think of the last experience you had with nature. What would these places have looked like during your grandparent’s time?…Find out more

Education and the New Normal (Part 2) – Jason Pitman

Published on: 1/08/19 12:19 PM

By Jason Pitman, Perth NRM Environment Project Coordinator

Teaching Environmental Education Teachers can be powerful proponents for environmental education, but they need the support of their school and the wider community. Perth has over 600 schools, and with the right approach we can empower our teachers to support our students in leading environmental action. Many teachers are keen…Find out more

Smart Farms update for the North of Perth Food Zone

Published on: 1/07/19 10:34 AM

Soil moisture sensing program to tackle increasing water restrictions.

This project is supported by Perth NRM through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and the City of Wanneroo, with the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development, Wildeye and vegetablesWA.   Overview In 2018 the National Landcare Program and the City of Wanneroo funded Perth NRM to assess…Find out more

The 1%. Or why every little bit counts.

Published on: 27/05/19 12:48 PM

What is permeabilty in the context of fragmentation, climate change and resilience? Author: Luke McMillan, Perth NRM Environment Program Manager (May 2019) We already know that urban development and land clearing is a challenge for our native ecosystems, and there is hope that future developments will incorporate ‘wildlife corridors’, but our…Find out more

Jason Pitman wins Environment and Sustainability Award

Published on: 27/05/19 2:49 PM

Perth NRM is delighted that the Seven News Young Achiever Awards has recognised the work of Jason Pitman (Environment Team, Strategy Coordinator) with the Scott Print Environment and Sustainability Award. “This award was incredibly meaningful for me, and further encourages my efforts to support our communities in delivering such fantastic work…Find out more