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Happy National #AgDay everyone! A day celebrating Australia's Ag Industry and all of the amazing people involved in providing for Australia and the world. Hopefully today is a smooth run for everyone harvesting. ... See moreSee less

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Regeneration of the Wheatbelt
On Wednesday the 11th October we took a bus tour from Perenjori heading south to Wubin picking people up along the way, in all 23 attended the day. Our site visit at Stuart McAlpines took us on a journey, asking us about how we feel about our communities and what we can do to improve and reinvigorate them. Food for thought, turning the wheatbelt into the foodbelt, involve more people and create niches on our farms. Do we need to get better at marketing and create stories around our produce?
Nuffield Scholars: Congratulations Boyd Carter & Dylan Hirsch, they both spoke about their focus for the next year. Boyd is concentrating on the "robotic revolution and how this will impact today's farming", while Dylan's focus is on "financial risk management systems in variable climates". We wish them every success and look forward to following there journey over the next 12 months.
This event is supported by funding from the Governments State Natural Resource Management Program WA supported by Royalties for Regions
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Join us for a bus tour starting at 9am from the PJ Office. Visiting Stuart McAlpines place and finishing up at the Wubin Pub for the AGM & guest speakers Boyd Carter & Dylan Hirsch, recent Nuffield Scholars. Come and support them. Check out the flyer, this event is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government's State NRM Program, supported by Royalties for Regions.
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If there are any High School Students available to help set up pitfall traps today on Jibbering Road east of Wubin please let me know. Half day or full day would be great to volunteer your time and learn a new skill!! Moore Catchment Council, Dalwallinu, Western Australia ... See moreSee less

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Paulina WittwerYep. I can help out on MOnday

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Small mammal and reptile monitoring project on saline revegetation sites, partnership between Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group and ECU. Setting up the sites with Rob Davis, Eddie Van Ethen and Marcus kindly aided by Calvin and Nedra who were volunteering their time. Thanks to local farmers Ashley Sutherland , Boyd Carter and Ashlee Cusworth for helping out. Thanks also to Gunduwa Regional Conservation Assoc for funding the project.
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Lizzie KingHope it's all going well! Really interested to see what is found in the traps over the next couple of weeks.

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we are looking for volunteers to help with some fauna monitoring in the Maya/Wubin area between 3rd October - 15th October. If you can spare a morning or two please get in touch with Jude - more details on the flyer ... See moreSee less

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Heather LeggeI'm keen, I am just sussing out my availability.

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Christina LaueDavid Bowman-Bright do you know of anyone who might be interested?

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Christina LaueKurt Johnson ? :)

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Bird workshops in Morawa and Dalwalinu tomorrow and Saturday have been postponed. You can still register your interest if you would like to be informed when they are rescheduled for.
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Call Lizzie on 0408 934 153
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Another taste of what Bunjil Rocks has to offer. Register at the link below for the Bioblitz. Just over a week to go!

www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bunjil-rocks-bioblitz-registration-33880799383
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A very big thank you to Lotterywest for their generous support of $7,691.00. This will enable us to upgrade computer,monitoring and on ground equipment and raise our profile within the community and beyond. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou ... See moreSee less

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Paulina Wittwer from Carnamah Landcare Group doing them proud at the State NRM & Coastal Conference. Well done absolutely brilliant!! ... See moreSee less

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Lizzie KingGreat job Paulina Wittwer!

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There is so much happening in September around the Yarra Yarra Catchment. We are delighted to be working with BirdLife Western Australia to bring you "Birding for Beginners - a bird's eye view of the Yarra Yarra Catchment". This free workshop will be run in Morawa on the 15th September and Dalwallinu on the 16th September. Contact Lizzie for more information 0429 374373 ... See moreSee less

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A BioBlitz is a 24-hour event involving rapid collection of data about the biological diversity of a particular site; enabling scientists and other experts to identify as many plant and animal species as can be found in this limited time frame. It doesn’t provide a complete inventory of species, but rather a ‘snapshot’ of the species that occur in the area.
For more information please visit www.nacc.com.au/project/bioblitz/ or contact the BioBlitz Organising Team
Jessica Stingemore on jessica.stingemore@nacc.com.au or 9938 0106
Lizzie King on lizzie.king@nacc.com.au or 0429374373
Rachel Walmsley on mcc.nrmo@bigpond.com or 0409296264
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Want to camp in the middle of nowhere (kind of!) meet lots of nature loving people, learn about Midwest flora and fauna and have a fun weekend in the bush??? Then come along to our Bioblitz event at Bunjil Rocks & Latham. This is the first one ever in the Midwest so come and be a part of it !!
Any questions please contact Lizzie King - 0408 934 153
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Want to camp in the middle of nowhere, meet lots of nature loving people, learn about Midwest flora and fauna and have a fun weekend in the bush??? Then come along to our Bioblitz event and Bunjil Rocks & Latham. This is the first one ever in the Midwest so come and be a part of it !! Any questions give Rachel a ring/email 0409 296 264 mcc.nrmo@bigpond.com

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Yarra Yarra Catchment Management GroupPlease remember to register if you want to come - so we can get the catering sorted! thanks go to:

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Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group at the 77th Perenjori Agricultural Show. Great opportunity to catch up with people from the wider community. A great malleefowl video was on display. Display tent shared with Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC), Bush Heritage Australia and Gunduwa Regional Conservation Assoc. ... See moreSee less

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YYCMG will be at the Perenjori Show tomorrow in the main tent, please come along and say hello. We have trees to give away and will be showing our malleefowl video for the first time - Morawa malleefowl caught on camera, it's pretty special. Look forward to catching up with you all :-) ... See moreSee less

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Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group & Perenjori Farming Forward organised a Bus Tour on Wednesday the 26th July 2017.
We departed from the Yarra Yarra Office at 2.15pm and headed straight out to Brian Baxter’s property just east of Perenjori, Brian was in the middle of shearing but kindly took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to give us an update on his algae farm he is cultivating and wanting to expand to create fertiliser which is economical, safe for the environment, sustainable and innovative. Brian is a passionate community minded person who is always looking at new ways to improve farming
methods.
We then heard from Shayne Wass from Harold Park Dohne Stud, Charles and Shayne have started to value-add to their business by supplying the local Coorow General Store with their own meat which has been commercially processed and packed. Shayne took us through the steps of how they have achieved this, some of the difficulties and surprisingly the ease in which this can be achieved.
Our next stop was at Les & Jane Spencer’s who have been applying dolomite over the past few years to increase their magnesium levels in the soil, they found they had a deficiency due to undertaking deep sub-surface soil testing throughout the farm. There was a lot of discussion, led by Tony Rosser from Great Northern Rural Services on pH of the soil, soil types, solubility of products, incorporation and the benefits of combining products to get the best results. Transport costs was also a deciding factor in deciding which products were used and how much was applied.
Phil Logue gave a quick update on the research from AWI of the content of fox stomach’s which were found to consist of 70% rabbits and sheep, this highlighted the impact that foxes have on agriculture and the importance of continuing the baiting program.
Our last stop before the warm fire was a site on Brad Spencers place, a low lying fodder shrub site which is being grazed, Bob Nickels explained the importance of the sheep having access to crop stubble or another feed beside saltbush all the time to allow the sheep to have a balanced mix of protein and energy. Due to this year’s seasonal conditions Bob highlighted some stock management priorities to help farmers get through the next few months.
Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group would like to thank Perenjori Farming Forward Group for partnering in the organisation of the day, this event is supported by Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme as part of the Regional Landcare Facilitator project. We would also like to acknowledge the Great Northern Rural Services for their in-kind support, and to all of our farmers who provided sites and presented throughout the day and who shared their knowledge and experience.
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Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group added 6 new photos from July 31.

Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group & Perenjori Farming Forward organised a Bus Tour on Wednesday the 26th July 2017.
We departed from the Yarra Yarra Office at 2.15pm and headed straight out to Brian Baxter’s property just east of Perenjori, Brian was in the middle of shearing but kindly took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to give us an update on his algae farm he is cultivating and wanting to expand to create fertiliser which is economical, safe for the environment, sustainable and innovative. Brian is a passionate community minded person who is always looking at new ways to improve farming
methods.
We then heard from Shayne Wass from Harold Park Dohne Stud, Charles and Shayne have started to value-add to their business by supplying the local Coorow General Store with their own meat which has been commercially processed and packed. Shayne took us through the steps of how they have achieved this, some of the difficulties and surprisingly the ease in which this can be achieved.
Our next stop was at Les & Jane Spencer’s who have been applying dolomite over the past few years to increase their magnesium levels in the soil, they found they had a deficiency due to undertaking deep sub-surface soil testing throughout the farm. There was a lot of discussion, led by Tony Rosser from Great Northern Rural Services on ph of the soil, soil types, solubility of products, incorporation and the benefits of combining products to get the best results. Transport costs was also a deciding factor in deciding which products were used and how much was applied.
Phil Logue gave a quick update on the research from AWI of the content of fox stomach’s which were found to consist of 70% rabbits and sheep, this highlighted the impact that foxes have on agriculture and the importance of continuing the baiting program.
Our last stop before the warm fire was a site on Brad Spencers place, a low lying fodder shrub site which is being grazed, Bob Nickels explained the importance of the sheep having access to crop stubble or another feed beside saltbush all the time to allow the sheep to have a balanced mix of protein and energy. Due to this year’s seasonal conditions Bob highlighted some stock management priorities to help farmers get through the next few months.
Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group would like to thank Perenjori Farming Forward Group for partnering in the organisation of the day, this event is supported by NACC through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme as part of the Regional Landcare Facilitator project. We would also like to acknowledge the Great Northern Rural Services for their in-kind support, and to all of our farmers who provided sites and presented throughout the day and who shared their knowledge and experience.
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We dodged the rain showers (hooray it's raining!) and got out in the dirt for National Tree Day - great to have @Perenjoriearlychildhoodcentre involved as well as other keen kids! Lots of fun, hopefully we can do it again next year.
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Jude SutherlandWell done Lizzie King another great Yarra Yarra Event, great to see the kids involved and great to have the support of the #perenjoriesrlychildhoodcentre

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