Revegetating your property with Nature Conservation
Nature Conservation is continuing its work in helping Margaret River region property owners replant and regenerate their properties with natives.
For those interested in revegetating their property, Nature Conservation Margaret River Region’s Revegetating Your Property workshop is well worth attending. This workshop is back by popular demand and is part of our For Nature Landowner Stewardship Program, designed to help you give nature a helping hand at your place!
At this in-depth, three-hour workshop from 10am-1pm on Sunday, June 5, you’ll join Nature Conservation Margaret River Region revegetation expert Drew Mackenzie to learn the tools and know-how to revegetate your block. He’ll analyse everything from identifying your objectives, designing a plan, when and how to plant successfully, what species to plant for particular soils and sites, planting density and structure, identifying and controlling weeds, and protecting your plants from pests like rabbits or wildlife including kangaroos, and why revegetating is so important.
Then we’ll take a walking tour of Nature Conservation Margaret River Region chair Dr Ann Ward’s property on the banks of the Margaret River, to see first-hand how she’s put these principles and techniques into practice. Anne has spent several years revegetating her bush block and has plenty of tips to share. Following our walk a light lunch will be provided. Resources will also be available to participants including plant lists and books.
NCMRR’s For Nature program officer Peta Lierich, who will also be on hand to answer questions, said: “The South West of Australia is one of less than 40 biodiversity hotspots in the world – a classification reserved for threatened places that have at least 1500 endemic plants but have lost 70 per cent of original vegetation. Much of this environmental degradation is due to clearing for housing and development, but there are so many ways people can lessen their impact – starting at home.”
Tickets are free for Nature Conservation members, otherwise please purchase a ticket for a small fee of $10 which will go towards our For Nature program. Please note: no children under 18 or dogs are permitted. Participants will need to drive to Dr Ward’s property, where both the workshop (under cover) and garden tour (outdoors) will take place. This event will proceed even if the weather is inclement – but come prepared with warm clothing, a raincoat and umbrella. Please also bring a notepad and pen to take notes, drinking water, and plenty of questions for our presenters!
Participants must also be registered with our For Nature Landholder Stewardship Program to take part in this workshop and garden tour. Registration is free and takes just a couple of minutes. And it comes with benefits like grants for conservation work at your place, free equipment hire, and access to loads of information and advice to give nature a hand at your place!
Find out more about the workshop HERE.
The For Nature Landowner Stewardship Program is supported by funding from the WA Government’s State Natural Resources Management Program, the Water Corporation and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.