Landscape and Nature Photography Exhibition

From dazzling wildflowers to scenic wetlands and soaring cliffs, the Western Australian Outback is a place of wonder – and the source of some very special landscape and nature photography.

This month, Partnership for the Outback, Create Ranger Parks and Track Care WA are delighted to present a showcase of stunning photography from the Pilbara, Mid West and Gascoyne in The Heart of Our Outback: Landscape and Nature Photography Exhibition running until December 10 at the upstairs gallery at The Jaffle Shack in Subiaco.

As a supporter of Create Ranger Parks, we’d love you to see the amazing photography on display, share the beauty of our WA Outback and inspire you to wander out yonder.

One of the best ways of ensuring that our natural wonders and wild landscapes are protected and can be enjoyed by all of us is by investing in national parks.

We look forward to updating you on what you can do to make sure that new national parks, jointly managed by Traditional Owners, continue to be created as a part of our COVID economic recovery into 2021.

We hope you get enjoy this wonderful exhibition!

At the opening event Kingsley Kau (photographer), Tim Nicol (PEW Charitable Trusts), Linda Gonclaves (Partnership for the Outback) and Graham Weber.

Another successful NRM Grant application !

Track Care is finishing 2020 on a high! We have been awarded a 2020 State NRM Program Community Stewardship Grant of $5650 to erect signage to protect a wetland within the Wandoo National Park.

The Wandoo National Park has the Warrigal claypan wetland, which is a seasonal shallow and vegetated clay-based wetland. This type of wetland has high conservation values such as containing a large number of local endemic plant species, including priority and threatened flora.   This type of wetland is also noted for its richness in aquatic macroinvertebrates and is a habitat for a variety of frog species. Most of the wetlands in the south west have been cleared and drained after European settlement, and only those that still remain in near pristine condition are located in national parks and nature reserves.

$4556.00!! A big thank you to the Australian Government and Volunteering WA

We have been successful in our application for a 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grant! This grant has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, and supported by Volunteering WA. A great big thank you to both organisations! This grant will allow our members to travel and work safely and confidently, particularly when in remote locations.
The grant application covered the items in the table below.

DescriptionItemNumber of units
Garmin inReach® Mini Lightweight and Compact Satellite Communicator.
These devices provide two-way global messaging, SOS functions, location sharing and weather updates.
Three
St Johns First Response First Aid Kit.
These kits are designed for rapid response to emergency situations, are comprehensively equipped and has components individually packed for easy identification and quick access. Its lightweight, hard wearing soft pack with shoulder strap and front pocket allows storage for extra items.
Three
St Johns Adult Disposable Manual Resuscitator.
These devices provide a COVID safe, and less taxing way of providing CPR.
Three
Survival Smart Snake Bite Bandage.
These bandages use a pictogram to demonstrate how to achieve correct tension when applying a pressure immobilisation bandage – a critical factor in snake bite first aid.
Six bandages - 2 for each First Aid Kit.
St Johns provide First Aid in Remote Locations Course.
This course is specifically designed for people travelling, camping or working in remote areas. The course covers the basics of first aid management, along with scenarios and information contextualised to a remote setting.
This course includes online learning and 1 day of practical training.
St John have centres around WA which offer this course - so our members are not restricted to completing the course in Perth. The course can be completed anytime in 2021.
Ten members will be able to attend this course.

4WD & Adventure Show this weekend!

Looking forward to seeing every one on Friday, Saturday or Sunday at the Perth 4WD and Adventure Show at McCallum Park.

We will have our own stand #79 (look for our new bright green gazebos!) as well as a stand in Tourism Western Australia’s “WA Adventure Travel Hub” #84.

Also Graham will be outlining what we are, what we do & where we do it at 9:45 each morning at the Engel Bush Camp Stage #258.

Come along and get a coffee at the nearby stalls before Graham speaks about Track Care: the Greatest Volunteering Experience EVER!