NEWS

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.

WA Ban on Lightweight Plastic Bags

From 1 July 2018, it will be prohibited for retailers in WA to supply lightweight plastic bags with handles, 35 microns thick or less, including degradable, biodegradable and compostable plastic bags. There are loads of options available to shoppers to replace plastic bags, including cardboard boxes, reusable bags (eg. hessian, cotton) and baskets.

All the details on the bag ban, including a full list of plastic bag alternatives, can be found on

the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s website www.whatsyourbagplan.wa.gov.au

Support for retailers can be found on the National Retail Association’s website at www.bagbanwa.com.au

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/