Bush Skills For the Hills: FREE Community Workshops


Date and Time

Saturday 15 July 2017 10:00AM
Saturday 16 September 2017 10:00AM
Saturday 23 September 2017 09:00AM
Sunday 05 November 2017 09:00AM

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Bush Skills for the Hills


Bush Skills for the Hills is a series of FREE, workshops for the community. 

View the 2017 (July - December) Program

Bush Skills for the Hills is a series of free workshops for the community. The workshops include a combination of theoretical and practical information sessions, designed to give participants the skills to manage and appreciate everything that local bushland has to offer. The workshops are a refreshing mix of information and practical, hands-on sessions.

For more information or to register, please contact the EMRC's Administration Officer Regional Services:
Phone: (08) 9424 2216 
WebsiteEMRC - Bush Skills for the Hills

Fun with Fungi

Bush Skills for the Hills - Fun with Fungi

Margaret Forrest Centre
Park Road, John Forrest National Park, Hovea

Date: Saturday, 15 July 2017

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Participants will learn about common fungi families that exist in our local bushland and the important roles that they play. Following the introduction, we will break for an early lunch and take a short walk in the National Park. We will learn how and where to search for fungi and bring back specimens to identify. The workshop presenter will be Roz Hart, Vice President of Fungimap Inc, an Australia wide fungi organisation and member of WA Naturalists’ Club Fungi Study Group.

This workshop is suitable to all ages. Light lunch will be provided.


Restoration for Reptiles

Bush Skills for the Hills - Rstoration for Reptiles

Pickering Brook Sports Club
35 Weston Rd, Pickering Brook

Date: Saturday, 16 September 2017

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Are you interested in reptiles? Do you believe in dragons? Lizards, snakes, goannas and even dragons all live in our urban bushlands. Come along to this workshop to get up close and personal with some of the reptiles you might see in Perth’s urban bushlands and find out how to create different habitats in your garden, bushland or revegetation area that will help attract and retain these fascinating creatures.

Light lunch will be provided.


Plant Identification

Bush Skills for the Hills - Plant Identification

Stratton Community Hall
17 Jecks Place, Stratton

Date: Saturday, 23 September 2017

Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Due to popular demand, the Plant Identification workshop is back again in 2017 to help you improve your plant ID skills. The workshop will be a great introduction to Western Australia’s native plants and common weeds. Environmental consultant Amanda Spooner will cover plant characteristics and taxonomy (including a practical session on identifying some common species, and tools available to assist with your identification), as well as taking everyone on a short walk into the nearby bushland.

Bring along your local plant books, hand lenses if you have them, hat and comfortable shoes, and your enthusiasm! Morning tea will be provided.


Fire and Diversity

Bush Skills for the Hills - Fire and Diversity

West Swan Hall
Lot 1 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook

Date: Sunday, 5 November 2017

Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Are you concerned with fire safety while still wanting to keep the natural vegetation on your property? This workshop provides information on appropriate species of native plants to use within your Bushfire Protection Zone, setback requirements of vegetation for safety and other environmental considerations and the ecological effects fire has on native plants in nature.

Morning tea will be provided.


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For more information contact EMRC’s Administration Officer Regional Services (08) 9424 2216 environment@emrc.org.au


Various - Check Workshop Location
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Kalamunda WA
Post code 6076

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