A great big thank you to City of Bayswater Officer Alex Devine for his work in developing the Berringa Park Wetlands Conservation Management plan. Over the next 10 years, the conservation plan will aim to restore 10 zones within this wetland area. One of the key actions of the plan will be to establish an ongoing planting program with the help of the community (Berringa Park Friends Group) to replace non-endemic plants with native vegetation. The conservation plan is part of
Thank you to everyone that braved the inclement weather today to come and plant in the Maylands Samphires.
Samphire saltmarshes provide high-tide feeding and roosting areas, as well as important breeding habitat for resident shorebird species, especially our beloved local Pelicans.
Our Samphire areas help to reduce erosion and flooding by reducing water flow; they filter pollution, and reduce the load of suspended sediment entering the river environment, and thus help to pu
I've just been to collect 10 plants and there's still plenty of native plants available for City of Bayswater residents at Environment House / Perth Ecoshop & Sustainability Services. You can take home 10 plants for a $4 donation – just head along to Enviro House on King William Street with your proof of residency to claim your plants.🌿 Find out more and see a list of plant species: https://bit.ly/2KHAYVo #Trees #Waterwise #Environment
More than 68,000 native plants and 1,300 trees will be planted across the City this winter - making it our biggest planting season to date. The focus will be on increasing the tree canopy in the Bayswater industrial area, with semi-advanced trees being planted on verges to provide shade, create more attractive streetscapes and bring much needed greenery to the area. The City is also partnering with local environmental groups to plant 68,000 native shrubs and seedlings in Ligh
As part of National Volunteer Week Bardon Park Friends Group and Berringa Park Friends Group hosted a thank you breakfast this morning for their volunteers and supporters to acknowledge their contribution to these two environmental areas. A big thank you to David Dyke and Greg Pound for their work in starting and leading these groups, to City of Bayswater Staff Jeremy and Alex for their support and guidance that goes above and beyond, and to all of the volunteers who donate t
During a casual conversation with Greg Pound about the state of Berringa Park I encouraged him to get active in forming a “Friends of” group for the area and was able to connect him with other “Friends of” groups and local residents to get the ball rolling.
Eight months on the group made excellent progress, with support from the City of Bayswater, in clearing weed species from Berringa Park. There is still lots of work to do and we’re keen for more people to get involved. He
It’s just a smidge over 3 years since, as a new Councillor, I held a public meeting down at the Maylands Lakes to address concerns about their health. From that meeting the Friends of the Maylands Lakes was formed and together we have secured money to assist in restoring the Lakes health. This isn’t a small, nor fast, process. One of the steps is revegetation of the Lakes edges for both filtration and habitat.
Thank you to all the volunteers who pitched in this morning plant
Environmental Health - Swan River The City received notification from the WA Department of Health (DOH) that a potentially toxic microscopic algae known as Alexandrium spp. is present within the Swan River from Matilda Bay/ Pelican Point to the West Swan Road Bridge, Guildford. The City has installed health warning signage at jetty’s and prominent fishing locations to help warn the public not to fish or collect crabs/ shellfish from the waters. Information has also been place
In today's modern world fostering a connection to the natural world and promoting environmental awareness is becoming increasingly important. This year the City is holding Maylands Green Day on April 22 at Shearn Memorial Park to celebrate community, culture, creativity and conservation. The purpose of the day is to encourage people to understand and protect their environment, promote sustainability and embrace the natural spaces they have in their own neighbourhoods. To cele