New Landcare Group in the Wooroloo Brook Catchment

 

Come and join like-minded volunteers in landcare activities in one of the largest water catchments in Perth’s Eastern Region, the Wooroloo Brook catchment. Encompassing approximately 36,000 hectares across the Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan, the Wooroloo Brook Landcare Group is looking for positive and passionate volunteers who are interested in preserving and restoring the natural environment within this catchment.

For 20 years, the Wooroloo Brook Land Conservation District Committee (LCDC) worked intensively across the catchment, injecting more than $1.2 million into landcare initiatives in the region. Since this group disbanded in 2009, there are now only two active Friends Groups working within the Wooroloo Brook catchment – Friends of Gidgegannup Reserve and Friends of Noble Falls Reserve.

The Wooroloo Brook catchment comprises 16 sub-catchments which flow into the Avon River.  This catchment area includes the localities of Gidgegannup, Morangup, Bailup, Wundowie, Wooroloo, The Lakes and Chidlow. Recently there has been a renewed concern for the ecological health of the Wooroloo Brook catchment.

In 2015, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation rated the Wooroloo Brook catchment in the top four out of twelve catchments contributing high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus into the Avon River.

Key conservation priorities for this water catchment include:

Be part of this exciting opportunity by joining an existing Friends Group or by forming a new Friends Group or Catchment Group. The EMRC, in conjunction with the Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan, will provide assistance to volunteers to join a group or to instigate the formation of a new landcare group.

For further information about the Wooroloo Brook catchment or to register your interest as a landcare volunteer, please contact the EMRC Natural Environment Officer or 9424 2264