From muddy mess to crystal clear

More than 40 people came together in mid-July to plant 5500-plus seedlings on a cattle farm in the Denmark area. Farmer Marino Bocuzzi has been working with Shaun Ossinger, from the Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee, since mid-2019 to revitalise a stretch of perennial creek on his property that flows into … Read More

REI a winner at WA Water Awards

The recently opened Centennial Park Wetland took out the Grahame Heal Water Sensitive Urban Design Award at the Australian Water Association Western Australian Water Awards 2019. Covering 1.1 hectares and fully accessible by the public, the wetland was recognised for its integrated design approach which balanced traditional hydraulic and drainage … Read More

Innovative revegetation in Oyster Harbour

Bruce Radys from Oyster Harbour Catchment Group has been using an innovative machine to improve the efficiency, speed and reduce costs of revegetating in the Kalgan River catchment. A special Commercial Native Vegetation Seeder (CommVeg) gives a reliable method of directly seeding the banks of waterways that is much cheaper … Read More

Stream restoration gets moving

Weihl family (l-r: Martin, Phillip, Alex and Tammy) on their farm on the banks of the Kalgan River in Woogenellup have been fencing and revegetating on their property for many years now. This year, as part of the REI stream restoration program, an additional 3.6 kilometres of fencing has been … Read More

River bank workshops

Landowners were invited to attend field-based workshops to learn how to manage local waterways on farm, including weed and pest management, fire hazard mitigation and the benefits of establishing native vegetation for biodiversity and water quality. Hosted by local landowners and catchment groups as part of the Regional Estuaries Initiative … Read More

Yakamia Creek restoration ramps up

The Minister for Water Hon Dave Kelly MLA, joined Member for Albany Peter Watson MLA and representatives from the City of Albany, South Coast NRM, the Menang Noongar community and Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 20 December 2017 to celebrate the signing of two partner agreements to rehabilitate parts of … Read More

Constructing weirs on Serpentine agricultural drains

Improved river water quality, a boost to biodiversity and increased farm productivity are all in the pipeline for landholders in WA’s Peel-Harvey region. The Better Collaborative Drainage Management project, being led by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) with funding from the Regional Estuaries Initiative (REI), will see the construction of … Read More

Changing how we think about suburban gardens

Celebrity gardener John Colwill from Beyond Gardens, joined the Leschenault Catchment Council to share tips with the public on how to create a waterwise garden using minimal fertiliser and resilient local native plants, without compromising on style.

Mammoth effort put in by the Haines’ family at Benger

The Haines family together with Leschenault Catchment Council Project Officer, Julie Palmer (far right) Mick and Shari Haines are passionate about protecting their property in Benger and the surrounding environment for future generations. With assistance from the Regional Estuaries Initiative they installed three kilometres of stock-proof fencing to keep stock … Read More

Gardening guru shares low fertiliser gardening tips

While entertaining guests with her unique charm, Sabrina Hahn shared her knowledge on creating a waterwise garden that requires minimal fertiliser, without compromising on style, using resilient local native plants. Department of Water and Environmental Regulation REI Coordinator, Jennifer Stritzke said that the Leschenault estuary receives water from drainage networks … Read More