The Connecting to Country project that has been funded by Western Australian Government State NRM program.
Mavis Sowry is a passionate volunteer that has helped the project achieve goals such as; updating the flora reference library and leading two events in picking and extracting Melalueca viminea seed. Thank you Mavis for teaching us about the local flora and the scientific ways of recording and preserving them for future generations.
Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, has now been released for tender. The South West Catchments Council is tendering for a range of projects within the South West Region. Would you like to get involved? If so, tell us about your Landcare idea and we may be able to include it as part of one of our on-ground projects.Expressions of interest close on 16th February.
Employ some of these simple tips and tricks to help reduce the rubbish build up over the festive season:
BYOB – not beer but bags! Take your own bags when Christmas shopping. This not only minimises single-use plastic bag but your own bags will hide the contents and the store of purchase from any curious little eyes that may be around, especially those that like to know what Santa might be bringing them
Give Living Gifts We don’t mean giving someone a ...
We are celebrating the re-opening of Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse with discounted rates on our accommodation. Bookings for stays between August 11th and September 30th 2017 will be discounted by 25% off our normal tariffs. These discounts apply to all of our accommodation so whether you are looking to get away for a few days with that special someone in your life or with 36 of your friends and relatives we’ve got you covered. Simply book via ...
Last week the BBG held 2 events in Darkan to promote and educate the community on the Threatened Red-Tailed Phascogale. The first event was a community workshop held in Darkan Town Hall, with speakers Gen Harvey, WWLCZ and Angela Sanders, Bush Heritage Australia. Both ladies were extremely interesting gave the community a fantastic insight into the species and what they have been doing to help preserve it.
The second event was held at Darkan Primary School and consisted of thContinue Reading →
The BBG are now an official recycling depot for Nespresso’s Coffee Pods. Used pods can be dropped off at the BBG Office at 19 Bridge St, Boyup Brook from Monday to Wednesday or any time the sign is out.
From 26th March until 30th April, you can go into the draw to win a Nespresso Coffee Pod Recycling Bin. Simply ...
The BBG is excited to announce the winners of our 2016 photography competition. Themed Capturing the Wonder of our Living Wetlands, it was a great opportunity for photo and nature enthusiasts to showcase the wonderful biodiversity in our area.
Wendy Wilkins received the Overall Winner Award for her photo of a Rufous Night Heron (pictured top right). Wendy’s prize includes a one year subscription to Landscope magazine and an Annual All Parks Pass from DPaW.
The Blackwood Basin Group (BBG) held a morning tea for the macroinvertebrate citizen scientist volunteers at Tasty Edibles in Greenbushes.
For the last two years the Blackwood Basin Group has been gratefully accepting help from a dedicated group of volunteers. Every week they meet up at the Greenbushes Community Gardens to collect, process, preserve, and identify the insects inhabiting the Greenbushes wetlands as a part of the federally funded Priority Bittern and Waterbird project.
Its’s official! The Blackwood Basin Group is the best community based landcare group in Australia! At the recent National Landcare Awards the BBG took out the Fairfax Media Community Group Award, which was judged against similar groups from across the country.
After winning the Western Australian Community Group Award in 2015 the BBG was then pitted against ...
The BBG is excited to announce our photography competition is now open! Themed Capturing the Wonder of our Living Wetlands, it will run from 12th October to 4th November2016 in accompaniment to our annual Waterbird Project Site Open Day, scheduled for Saturday 19th November 2016.
This year’s Open Day will also showcase the local community’s nature experiences with a photo competition, and all are invited to participate.