Event a celebration of the great outdoors

Madjitil Moorna choir at the Landcare SJ National Tree Day celebration
Madjitil Moorna choir at the Landcare SJ National Tree Day celebration

Executive Francis Smit said 100 community members planted trees, and viewed the historical Serpentine School and a Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance display, to the sounds of the Madjitil Moorna choir.

He said the day reflected his community’s loyalty and love of the outdoors.

‘Landcare SJ has been focusing on project outcomes on the Serpentine River, such as controlling lantana and blackberry weeds, habitat restoration and revegetation,’ he said.

‘National Tree Day was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements.’

Over the past three years, Landcare SJ has delivered $75,000 in environmental grants to rejuvenate Serpentine River habitats.

It has now begun a four-year regional project with the Peel Harvey Catchment Council, designed to enhance water quality in the Peel-Yalgorup Rasmar wetland system, of which the river is part, by connecting river corridors.

‘It’s a big undertaking but we’ve proved we can think big, act big and really improve the eco-systems in the area,’ Mr Smit said.