The Shire of Kojonup has received funding from the South West Catchments Council (SWCC) Strategic Ground Works Projects to undertake strategic environmental weed control and engage the Kojonup Community in Landcare. $50,000 was offered of which 50% must go directly towards on-ground activities. Funding for this project is for the period 1June 2016 – 30 June 2018.
The South West Catchments Council have developed the following document which summarises the South West Strategic Ground Works Project for the Shire of Kojonup.
This project will engage the community in Landcare activities such as:
- Strategic spraying of Bridal Creeper
- Re-establishing of the ‘Kojonup Weed Action Group’
- Developing the strategic management of Sharp Rush (Juncus acutus)
- Re-establishing the ‘Friends of Myrtle Benn Group’ (FMBG)
- Holding a ‘weeding and other events’ activity as directed by the FMBG
- Holding a field walk for students from local schools at Myrtle Benn with local flora and fauna experts
- Getting the students to create artwork and build phascogale nest boxes for use in sanctuary
- Liaising with Kojonup Aboriginal Corporation (KAC) to identify Bush Tucker in the sanctuary
- Holding an open day in Myrtle Benn Flora & Fauna Sanctuary to engage the community in Landcare
Achievements made from 2016 to 2018 in the NRM/Landcare space can be viewed here