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Welcome to Perth NRM's news and media releases page. We cover a range of project updates, news and feature articles.

Caring for Canning River and Cygnia Cove Wetland

As part of the Swan Canning River Recovery Stage Three, Perth NRM is working on a strategic project to trial sediment control measures at a development site.

BIG DAY FOR SMALL FARMS

Perth NRM's Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator, Graham McAlpine, looks back on a big day out at the 2021 Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day.

2022 SALP Applications Now Open

Community groups and organisations are invited to apply for the 2022 round of the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) grants, to assist community-led programs to improve, protect and enhance our environmental assets.

Dieback to Basics

Perth NRM hosted a Phytophthora Dieback Community Workshop late last year, bringing together volunteers, local government and sub-regional groups for an onsite visit at Inglewood Triangle reserve in the City of Sterling.

SERCUL Steps In To Control Boneseed

A Community Stewardship grant from the State NRM Office has made it possible for SERCUL to take the lead in regional Boneseed management.

Digging into World Soil Day

The World Soil Day event at Muresk was a successful and illuminating look at the work being done by Western Australian farmers and scientists to improve soil health in our region.

Sediment Task Force research published

The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities has published research commissioned by the Sediment Task Force, marking an important milestone in sediment management.

Taskforce Workshop tackles money and sand going down the drain

Perth NRM recently worked with State and local government agencies to present a workshop highlighting the need for improved management of urban development sites

Regenerative Agriculture Conference shown overwhelming support

27th September, 2019 RegenWAFarmingLand OperationEvent

The inaugural Regenerative Agriculture Conference, presented by Perth NRM and RegenWA, was an outstanding success. This sold out event delivered a conference that galvanised support for both sustainable food systems and regional rehabilitation.

Local Governments tackle sediment management

Seven case studies highlighting WA Local Government’s key success factors for achieving best practice management in erosion and sediment control are now available.

Regenerative Agriculture Conference

The inaugural Regenerative Agriculture Conference will bring together a cross section of our food industry

Smart Farms update for the North of Perth Food Zone

In 2018 the National Landcare Program and the City of Wanneroo funded Perth NRM to assess the practical use and adoption of improved soil water monitoring practices by horticulturists in the North of Perth Food Zone.

The real cost of poor erosion and sediment control practices during urban development

Whenever we see plumes of building sand in our suburban lakes, waterways and parklands, we can easily see some of the environmental impact of poor erosion and sediment management practices from local building sites.

Common barriers for Local Governments in WA to managing compliance for erosion and sediment control during urban development

Pollutants such as soil, sand and cement can be blown or washed away from subdivision, building and construction sites.

City of Gosnells providing “Doing it right” information to developers and builders

The City of Gosnells has developed a “Doing it right” webpage containing easy to understand technical specifications and information aimed at developers and builders

City of Nedlands and Town of Claremont using local laws to mitigate site erosion and sand drift

Local Laws are a significant tool for Local Government to manage compliance in regard to the prevention of erosion, sand drift and sediment loss, to protect amenity, stormwater infrastructure and the environment.

Sediment Task Force Educating on Best Practice through New Series of Local Government Case Studies

Preventing and controlling soil erosion, sediment runoff and sand drift from building, subdivision and construction sites resulting from urban development is a significant issue for Local Governments (LGs).

Sediment Research Project Update March 2019

Fraser Eynon, the UWA Masters student undertaking the Sediment Research Project (SRP), resigned from his Masters course of study in November 2018.

Local stone fruits – Still in season

West Australian nectarines, plums and peaches are all in season and are in great flavour condition.

Season Launch – WA Stone fruit, December 4th

Local Stone fruit is hitting our shops this December

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