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“Code Off Road” – A guide to safe and environmentally responsible coastal 4WD use

South Coast NRM, in partnership with South Coast Management Group, has produced a series of practical maps guiding recreational 4WD use on our coast. The guides cover Denmark, Albany, Bremer Bay, Hopetoun and Esperance and delivers key messages regarding safe and environmentally responsible 4WD drive use, as well as coastal maps. For more information, see South Coast NRM’s media release or the Denmark Code Off Road brochure .

Regional WA Community Alert: Tomato Potato Psyllid

The Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) has asked for help in protecting WA’s horticulture industry by checking for the quarantine pest Tomato potato psyllid. Tomato potato psyllid has been confirmed on numerous properties across the Perth metropolitan area, Gingin and some locations in the south-west. It is a tiny sap-sucking insect that attacks a range of plants including potato, tomato and eggplant, and the weed nightshade.

DAFWA is asking people in regional areas to check susceptible plants and report anything unusual to DAFWA. For further information visit the DAFWA website here.

The Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee (WICC) is 1080 baiting in the Wilson Inlet Catchment

If you are interested in baiting (or already bait) on your property then WICC would love to partner with you in order to help control feral animals in the catchment.  WICC will be using 1080 Canid Pest Ejectors. This system is permanently fixed and cannot be translocated by birds.  In order to deliver the best possible outcomes, WICC will also be seeking to bait on all neighbouring properties to yours. For more information, see the WICC website.

EVENTS

South Coast Natural Resource Management Community Survey and Workshop

South Coast Natural Resource Management (NRM) are reviewing the regional strategy for natural resource management: Southern Prospects, and are seeking community input. A community survey is currently available see Flyer here and click link here  to take survey.  A consultative workshop will be held at 9:30 am – 12:30 pm on 6 April in Albany, please RSVP to South Coast NRM at jacquif@southcoastnrm.com.au by C.O.B Friday 30th March (please include any dietary requirements for catering purposes).

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Grants for Conservation of Natural Heritage 

Lotterywest provide grants to conserve natural habitats and maintain the diversity of animal and plant species. Examples of project activities include: planting local species of trees and vegetation; linking areas of vegetation with bush corridors; fencing remnant vegetation and wetlands; and, controlling weeds, animals, disease and fire. An information package can be obtained from http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants/grant-types/heritage-and-conservation/