Seed collection workshop at Lesmurdie Hall

: L-R BACK: Sharon Munro (Sustainable Communities Coordinator from Perth NRM), Mick Davies (Environmental Friends Group Officer from the City of Kalamunda). L-R FRONT: Richard McDowell (Private contract seed collector) and Damian Grose (General Manager at Tranen Revegetation Systems).
: L-R BACK: Sharon Munro (Sustainable Communities Coordinator from Perth NRM), Mick Davies (Environmental Friends Group Officer from the City of Kalamunda). L-R FRONT: Richard McDowell (Private contract seed collector) and Damian Grose (General Manager at Tranen Revegetation Systems).

FOLLOWING on from the huge success of a previous seed collection seminar, Perth NRM in partnership with the City of Kalamunda ran a second workshop to at Lesmurdie Hall yesterday

Damian Grose from Tranen Revegetation Systems and Richard McDowell discussed the intricacies of seed collection licensing, on-ground collection techniques, processing, storage and preparation.

Perth NRM communications manager Abi Smalley said the loss of biological diversity was perhaps the most serious environmental problem facing Western Australia.

“The conservation of seed is crucial as a means of protecting and enhancing our natural heritage and is proving to be an important cause to those in the local Perth area,” she said.

The seminar was part of Perth NRM’s Volunteer Capacity Building in NRM series.

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