Bush Skills For the Hills: FREE Community Workshops


Date and Time

Saturday 17 February 2018 10:00AM
Saturday 10 March 2018 10:00AM
Saturday 17 March 2018 09:00AM
Saturday 05 May 2018 10:00AM
Sunday 15 July 2018 10:00AM
Saturday 18 August 2018 09:00AM
Saturday 01 September 2018 09:00AM
Saturday 06 October 2018 09:00AM
Saturday 03 November 2018 09:00AM
Sunday 18 November 2018 10:00AM

Events Details

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

Green Card Training

When: Saturday, 17 February 2018, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: West Swan Hall, Lot 1 West Swan Road, Henley Brook.

Morning tea provided.
This workshop covers all aspects of safety for volunteers working in bushland areas, including Hazardous Substance Handling Train-ing. The accreditation is required for any volunteer wishing to use chemicals provided by the City of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring or City of Swan. Friends group coordinators are required to attend this workshop in their first year and at least once every three years after that. All group members are encouraged to attend.


Boobook Owls and Rodenticides

When: Saturday, 10 March 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm.
Where: Jorgensen Park Pavilion, Crescent Rd, Kalamunda.

Morning tea provided.
Do you know if you have a negative impact on native wildlife? Michael Lohr from Edith Cowan University will be sharing his findings on the link between rodenticide usage and the decline in Boobook numbers in Perth. Members of the Society for the Preservation of Raptors Inc. are dedicated to the rescue, care, rehabilitation and conservation of Australia's native birds of prey and are our special guests. Attendees will be given the opportunity to meet a raptor or two and take away easy tips to keep unwanted critters away without using poison.


Creating Fauna Attracting Gardens

When: Saturday, 17 March 2018, 9:00am to 11:00am.
Where: Octagonal Hall, 52 McGlew Rd, Glen Forrest.

Morning tea provided.
Come along to our workshop led by ecologists Mike and Mandy Bamford and find out which animals inhabit your suburb and what you can do to attract native wildlife to your garden. A short stroll to a nearby bushland/native garden will help identify appropriate plants and structures you can utilise to provide habitat for animals in your backyard. Workshop is not suitable for small children.


Verge Renovation Rescue!

When: Saturday, 5 May 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm.
Where: West Swan Hall, Lot 1 West Swan Road, Henley Brook.

Morning tea provided.

In this workshop, we will cover simple ways you can ‘adopt’ your local verge and make it into a green space that can provide native habitat for birds, reptiles and frogs safely and easily, as well as provide some examples of sites that have been transformed!


Fun with Fungi

When: Sunday, 15 July 2018, 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Where: Margaret Forrest Centre, Park Road, John Forrest National Park, Hovea.

Light lunch provided.
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 Roz Hart is Vice President of Fungimap Inc., an Australia-wide fungi organisation, and is also a member of WA Naturalists’ Club Fungi Study Group.


Feral Animal Control

When: Saturday, 18 August 2018, 9:00am to 12:30pm
Where: Shire of Mundaring, Administration Building, 7000 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring.

Morning tea provided.
Eddie Juras from Feral Invasive Species Eradication Management (FISEM) will be explaining the habits and best methods for control of various feral species while giving a greater understanding of the impact they have on our native flora and fauna.


Air Bee N’ Bee

When: Saturday, 1 September 2018, 9:00am to 11:00am
Where: West Swan Hall, Lot 1 West Swan Road, Henley Brook.

Morning tea provided.
Come along and learn about our uniquely wonderful local native bee species and the important ecological roles that they play. Following the informative presentation, participants will be given the opportunity to build a native bee hotel and potentially take one home to install in their own garden. Workshop is not suitable for small children.


Weed or Wildflower?

When: Saturday, 6 October 2018, 9:00am to 11:30am.
Where: Railway Heritage Trail near Mundaring Scout Hall, 2995 Jacoby Street, Mundaring.

Morning tea provided.
Can you tell a native grass from a weedy grass? Do you know which wattles are local and which are not? Is Bristly-headed Stinkweed a native plant? What family of plants have male and female flowers? This workshop led by Una Bell will feature a talk about some of the common plant families found in Mundaring and a guided walk focussing on wildflowers and weeds found along the Railway Heritage Trail. Workshop is not suitable for small children.


Assisting Natural Regeneration on a Granite Outcrop

When: Saturday, 3 November 2018, 9:00am to 11:00am
Where: Throssell Reserve, Forrest Street, Sawyers Valley.

Morning tea provided.
A walk and talk with Una Bell at the beautifully restored Throssell Reserve. We will be discussing the transformational journey of the reserve from what was known by locals as the 'dump' to what it is now: a stunning area with a wonderful array of wildflowers. Throssell Reserve features a surfacing granite outcrop and local plants such as Yellow Starflower, Stylidiums, Verticordia and native grasses. The beauty of the reserve, as it is today, is a result of the work completed by a dedicated ‘Friends of’ group and the Shire of Mundaring.


Erosion Control Workshop

When: Sunday, 18 November 2018, 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Where: Woodlupine Brook, 35 Lenihan Corner, Forrestfield.

Light lunch provided.
Do you have an erosion problem on your property or community project site? Are you looking for a softer/environmentally friendly approach to reducing sediment movement along a waterway? This workshop will provide you with some guidance on which materials may be suited to your situation and include a practical session on how to go about installing fibre/jute rolls and matting. Bring your gloves, hat, water bottle and sunscreen and learn a thing or two about how to keep your soil where it is!


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


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Kalamunda WA
Post code 6076

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