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.

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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!

AGM Venue – finally!!!!!

The AGM Venue – its a long story! But we are now back at Market City Hotel, 280 Bannister Road Canning Vale. Earlier start time of 6:30pm.

Please don’t forget to submit a RSVP so that we can cater for the AGM. Just go to the Members Area, hover on the drop down to see Upcoming Event Registrations and then you will see the RSVP for AGM Catering page. Please, fill in the form and hit the send button.

Helping the Western Swamp Tortoise.

Parks and Wildlife Services produce a wonderful newsletter called Bushnews. The Spring 2020 edition features on page 19 an article about the recent collaboration between ‘The Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise’ and Track Care.

Ignoring the torrential downpours, our members helped revegetated an extension to the existing Ellen Brook Nature Reserve on Saturday 27 June. Over 4500 plants were planted, including Prickly Moses!

Track Care and the Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise have another collaborative project near the Moore River National Park, were a suitable habitat for releasing captive bred hatchlings from the very successful Perth Zoo program, is being created. The ISUZU Club has already spent a significant amount of time over the recent long weekend, removing an unbelievable amount of rubbish from this site.

Keep watching for further projects!