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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

Garage Sale Trail  

The Shire of Denmark is again making Garage Sale Trail happen locally on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2017. It’s Australia’s biggest weekend of reuse and community with over 10,000 garage sales, 2 million items listed for sale and over 350,000 sellers and shoppers taking part across the nation. You can choose to hold your sale on one of the days or do both. Schools, households, businesses, charities and community groups can hold a sale. It is free to register on the Garage Sale Trail website at Register for Garage Sale Trail. Registering your sale means that buyers can find you on the day and allows you to access tips, tricks and promotional materials to ensure your sale is a success. Last year there were 31 garage sales in Denmark as part of the event.

The event is about encouraging us all to reuse the stuff we no longer want and get to know our community better. We all know that recycling is great, but reusing stuff you no longer want is even better.  Garage Sale Trail is a great excuse to declutter or spring clean and an opportunity to make some extra pocket money and meet the neighbours. For more information, visit the Garage Sale Trail website, see the flier here , or contact the Shire’s Sustainability Services.

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/     

State NRM Program

Grants of up to $10,000 are available through the  State Natural Resource Management (NRM) Community Capability Grants Small 2017-18 round for projects that build the capability of community-based organisations. The Community Capability Grants close Thursday 31 May 2018, but may close earlier if fully subscribed. For more information, see the NRM program website at http://www.nrm.wa.gov.au.