Track Care has a long association with restoring Narloo Homestead. So this year, Track Care and the Four Wheel Drive Club of WA are jointly planning to visit the former pastoral lease, Narloo Station in the Yalgoo Region (not Gnarloo Station on the coast north of Carnarvon).
The trip is still in the planning stage, but it will not be all work. Plenty of interesting activities are already on the horizon such as:
🚙Working bee and minor repair work on the Narloo homestead and facilities – so that’s the work bit!;
🚙Surveys of the station tracks to determine suitability for 4WD use;
🚙The premier outdoor screening of the movie ‘Road to Ruin’ presented by Geoff Lewis of Seriously Series;
🚙Photography workshops by Westralian Images;
🚙Camp oven cooking and Travel Buddy Oven workshops;
🚙Ian Glyde (State Manager WA & NT Hema Maps Pty Ltd) will workshop navigation devices / products;
🚙Austravel Safety Network members will talk about their not-for-profit High Frequency (HF) Radio Club, which provides an affordable recreational HF radio network for its members that can establish vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle to base communications (i.e. radio-telephone). This service can establish verbal communications with anyone connected to an in-service landline or mobile phone.
If you are interested in attending or finding out more about the Tending the Tracks Alliance Chingarrup Long Weekend Family Experience over the March long weekend, please click here to go to the Facebook page.
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!
There are lots of exciting projects on the not too distant horizon – looking forward to seeing everyone in 2021
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.
As part of the 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grant, funded by the Department of Social services and Volunteer WA, we have the ability to pay for ten of our members to participate in a St Johns First Aid Training course.
If you would like to know more or put in an expression of interest, please click here to go to the registration form. You will need to be logged on to the website.
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.
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Click here to go to the Track Care Jingle and Mingle Christmas BBQ RSVP. Looking forward to seeing everyone! Don’t forget that you will need to be logged on.
Just a reminder that our last meeting for 2020, will be held at Market City Tavern 280 Bannister Road Canning Vale. Hope to see you all there!