Two projects at Wandoo Wetlands for November. Spots are limited!

Aim: Sign and bollard installation as well as a bit of a clean up. PLUS – A fun, guided tour through this wonderful part of the world to see first hand what Track Care WA has been doing, while enjoying the flora, fauna and views.
Meet: BP Service Station on the corner of Great Eastern Highway and Great Southern Highway.
Time: Meeting no later than 9am for a 9:15am departure.
Trip duration: Saturday morning from 9am until lunch time.
Bring: Gloves. Morning tea. Lunch if you are attending on November 20. An appetite if you are attending on November 27, as DBCA are providing a sausage sizzle lunch.
A couple of people will be needed to share the work using a hand held auger to dig the post holes.  If you volunteer for this part of the work you will need to wear steel cap boots, gloves and safety glasses.  Graham can supply safety glasses if you don’t have any.
Options: Join the Trip Leader and go on a bit of a tour to look at other areas where Track Care will be operating as well as looking at the flora and fauna found in this area. (The wildflowers have been spectacular!)
Interested in attending: only 8 cars in total will be able to attend this trip. So if you would like attend please click on the Registration Form below. You will need to make sure that you are logged into the website.

November 20 Piggery Road

Involves:
• installing a number of small signs.
• installing a place a number of wooden bollards.
• removing rubbish.
Lunch not provided.

November 27 Warrigal Wetlands

Involves installing:
• a number of small signs (10) bordering two forming up places to the wetland.
• two larger awareness signs at the entrance and exit points to the wetlands (within the forming up places).
• a place a number of wooden bollards to demarcate the forming up/parking areas
• conservation signs naming the wetland: “Warrigal Conservation Wetland.”
DBCA Sausage Sizzle lunch provided.

Sausage Sizzle A Great Big Thank You!

What a day! What a success! The sun was shining and hordes of hungry people descending upon the the Track Care Bunnings Sausage Sizzle last Sunday.

A huge thank you to all the amazing Track Care members who worked tirelessly throughout the day. Your skills, patience, dedication and company were very much appreciated.

A last enormous thank you to our every genial leader – Ian Harrison – we could not have had such an enjoyable and successful day without your commitment, organisation and wonderful smile!

Yeagarup Clean Up Weekend is on again from November 12-14 2021

Every year Track Care WA, in collaboration with Pemberton Discovery Centre, organises a clean up of the Yeagarup Dunes and surrounding areas. This is a wonderful way to spend a weekend in a magnificent part of Western Australia. The weekend involves cleaning up the area as well as a bit of adventurous exploration of the coast and plenty of time to just kick back, relax, and enjoy the ambience of the open fire.
This weekend is open to both Track Care members and non-members. If you are interested in attending please complete the registration form below. The Trip Leader will then contact you two weeks prior to the event to provide further information.

To limit our impact on this environment, the number of people attending this event is limited and preference will be given to Track Care members.

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Interested in a trip to the Wandoo Woodlands?

Aim: A fun, guided tour through this wonderful part of the world to see first hand what Track Care WA has been doing. Please see the Background Information below for more details.
When: Saturday 9 October, 2021
Meet: BP Service Station on the corner of Great Eastern Highway and Great Southern Highway
Time: Meeting no later than 8.30 am
Trip duration: Saturday morning from 8:30am until lunch time.
Bring: A picnic lunch
Options: You might like to go on and explore York or Beverley after lunch. Or just continue to explore the wonderful Wandoo bushland.
Questions: Any questions can be answered at our General Meeting on 29 September.
Interested in attending: only 10 cars in total will be able to attend this trip. So if you would like attend please click on the Registration Form below. You will need to make sure that you are logged into the website.

Background Information

Several years ago, Track Care was approached by Tony Rouphael to see if we could help with something that he perceived to be a big issue for the environment of the Wandoo Wetlands and Woodlands.  Tony is a Marine Biologist by trade but an avid bushwalker, especially in the Wandoo area.  Based on the Track Care website, Tony thought we may be interested in helping to solve some issues that had been created by off road vehicles in the region.  Issues such as the creation of layers of tracks across one area of our water catchment area which meant rubbish, car parts and oils/fuels were being passed into our drinking water; or driving through a wetland where an endangered species of a Western Australian native plant exists. 

Track Care applied a three pronged approach for environmental management where an interest group (TCWA), a government department (DBCA) and a corporation (MTA) combined together to achieve common goals.

Lawrence Hull (TCWA) has been the leader and main interface for these projects throughout their entire existence.  To be able to say thank you to those involved so far and encourage others to get involved, TCWA is offering a guided tour lead by Tony Rouphael, to have a look at the region and see some of the work that we have done.  Others will be assisting in various ways including Lawrence and Graham, to make the trip interesting at many different levels!

OziExplorer Training – through Track Care

After experiencing Graham’s navigation skills around Narloo during the Easter trip 2021…

Rod Durston has kindly offered to demonstrate why Graham should have done some training on ANY navigation software (or even a map) before he went out leading a group! Rod has an incredible amount of experience with navigation software and will be offering training in OziExplorer for Track Care members and anyone from the general public that is interested in attending the training session.

OziExplorer
Introductory Courses

Interested in Replanting to help a cute WA Tortoise?

Track Care WA members have been invited by the Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise to help restore the habitat of the Western Swamp Tortoise in Ellen Brook Nature Reserve on Saturday 17 July from 10am. There are several thousand seedlings to plant to replace vegetation burnt in the recent fire.

Bush fire damage at Ellen Brook Nature Reserve.

The area is still black from the fire, so please wear old clothing and gum boots or old sneakers. Sometimes the ash is difficult to remove. Also, to minimise the workload for the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, we encourage planters to bring a fold up chair to sit on for morning tea. (Otherwise you will be sitting on the crushed limestone of the car park- not even any trees or logs worth mentioning to perch on!)

Chittering Landcare will be bringing the plants and equipment, and DBCA will have prepared the site to allow easy planting. There are no toilets on site, but 2 service stations are within a 2 minute drive. Parking is along Almeria Parade. Map attached. The red dot marks the entrance gate.

Equipment is limited, so if you would like to help this seriously cute but seriously endangered reptile, please complete the registration form. DBCA will be providing their normal sausage sizzle, so make sure you tick that box!

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