Sep Release at Twin Swamps Nature Reserve
Oct World Animal Day at Piney Lakes
Jan Recovery Team meeting, presentation to Rockingham Garden Club
Feb Wetlands Conference
Mar presentation to CWA Edgewater, People at Place Ellenbrook, Launch of Scitech’s Particle, Connect fair
Apr presentation to CWA Perth
May presentations to Beechboro Christian School and Swan Christian College, Living Landscapes Conference,
June Ellen Stirling Primary School Earth Day, Banksia Woodland Conference
Aug presentations to Hampton Bush Rangers, Dianella Primary College, Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association, Swan Valley Christian College, Ellenbrook Primary School (all classes over 2 days) and Northshore Christian Grammar School at Alkimos. Planting Ellen Brook Nature Reserve.
Sep Bindoon Junior Landcare Expo, Carey Baptist College, Forrestdale. New member Oliver attended the release at Moore River on very short notice as our representative.
Cathy Levett’s wonderful book, Westy, is now being printed and will be distributed over 4th Term.
Signs for the Bullsbrook History Museum are also underway, with placement scheduled for early 2018.
In 2015 we held an Art Competition for an image to be placed on drain stickers, and last year we glued some of the drain stickers to the curbs in the local vicinity with Caversham PS and Aveley PS. This project continued with Ellen Stirling in September, and Ellenbrook PS Bushrangers want to set a date for October.
Margaret River Chocolate Factory has once again donated from the proceeds of the sale of chocolate tortoises – $5000
Andrew Triglavcanin has once again arranged for a donation tin at Grill’d in Mt Lawley for the month of September.
Our display is visiting Libraries in the Swan Valley, with the new Bullsbrook Library its first venue.
Many media interviews thanks to local reporter Lisa Thomas. Some tv coverage of releases.
Over 1000 volunteer hours recorded at DBCA by Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise group.