Perup: Natures Guesthouse Reopen

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Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse Opening Specials

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 ...

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Darkan’s Landcare achievements

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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.
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Coffee Pod Recycling Competition

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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.

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From 26th March until 30th April, you can go into the draw to win a Nespresso Coffee Pod Recycling Bin. Simply fill out a form when you drop off ...

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Photo Competition Winners 2016

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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 People’s Choice Award, which was judged ...

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Volunteers Are Blackwood’s Best

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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.

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BBG Win National Landcare Award!

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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.

Per at national awards

After winning the Western Australian Community Group Award in 2015 the BBG was then pitted against the winners from the other states and territories ...

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BBG Photo Competition Now Open

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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 November 2016 in accompaniment to our annual Waterbird Project Site Open Day, scheduled for Saturday 19th November 2016.

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This year’s Open Day will also showcase the local community’s nature experiences with a photo competition, and all are invited to participate.

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BBG wins State Landcare Award

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The Blackwood Basin Group has been recognised by the WA State Landcare Awards. The BBG received the Fairfax Media Community Group Award, which was announced at the State Landcare Conference Gala Dinner in Mandurah on Tuesday Sept 22nd.

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BBG Chair Dr Per Christensen accepted the award on behalf of the organisation and recognised the tireless efforts of the local community, staff and committee members in the on-going management of our natural ...

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WaterBird Open Day 2015

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Clear your diaries! Saturday November 14th is locked in for our annual Waterbird Project site Open Day!

Open to all ages with activities to suit everyone, come along for a fun-filled day. See for yourself what we’ve been busy creating for the last 2 years, helped by many hands (large and small!) along the way.
Agenda to come soon so stay tuned!

Saturday November 14th, 9am-12pm at Schwenke’s Dam Greenbushes.

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