News

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

Into the Wild for Western Swamp Tortoises

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.

Salter Point popular with restoration volunteers

The City of South Perth, Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA), and the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation have been working collaboratively to enhance ecological performance of foreshore areas around the Swan and Canning rivers.

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.

Bardon Park volunteers contribute to Swan Canning River Recovery

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.

Regenerative Agriculture Conference

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

Federal grant opportunities with Communities Environment Program

2nd August, 2019 GovernmentLocal Action

The Communities Environment Program, first announced by the Federal Government in March 2019, released its Grant Opportunity Guidelines this week.

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

1st August, 2019 Education

Teachers can be powerful proponents for environmental education, but they need the support of their school and the wider community.

Neville Passmore Community Blog June/July 2019

2nd July, 2019 Blog

A Six Season WA Garden: Planting a Natural Clock

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

1st July, 2019 Education

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.

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

Jason Pitman wins Environment and Sustainability Award

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.

The 1%. Or why every little bit counts.

What is permeability in the context of fragmentation, climate change and resilience?

Perth NRM appoints new Education Officer

21st May, 2019 EducationAdopt A Beach

Perth NRM is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Walters as Education Officer for the Adopt-A-Beach Program.

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.

Students in the wild: 2019 Earth Day Expo

The Canning River was the perfect outdoor classroom for over 500 primary school students during the 2019 Earth Day Expo, held on Friday 5 April.

Looking at Alfred Cove through a different lens

Excited by the chance to learn more about the Noongar season of Bunuru, 60 participants listened intently to Elder Noel Nannup speak about Aboriginal Cultural Heritage on a beautiful sunny morning at Alfred Cove on March 30, 2019.

Barter Road Beach gets a fresh start for autumn

Staff from the proAlliance, a joint initiative between the Water Corporation and Suez (operators of the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant at Kwinana), have adopted their local beach and undertake regular beach clean-up events

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