Example of some past revegetation works seen in partnership with Wittigo Estate over the last 20 years (2002-2022).
Wittigo Estate is situated in the Sanders Road sub Catchment of Oyster Harbour Catchment, part of the Albany Hinterland of the South Coast Region of Western Australia. Through their partnership over the last 20 years, we have enabled them to protect 525 ha of remnant bushland and revegetate 73 ha of degraded land. "In 2002 when the idea for our first section of revegetation and fencing of the Woogie Pool was put forward by Dr Peter Speldwinde the OHCG Project officer at the time. He asked us to think about how we measure the project's success. We decided it would be a success if the water quality improved so significantly that our grandchildren could swim in it as was done in the past.
We are proud to say that with the support of the catchment this is a reality for our children, let alone grandchildren. We continue to look forwards to improving our farm and land through participating in future OHCG projects" Tammy and Martin Wiehl
We support and encourage Wittigo Estate's vision to incorporate sustainable agriculture practices' with continuous environmental improvement by revegetating degraded lands and protecting our natural assets such as our bushland and waterways.
uPtake trails:Involves fertiliser trials that have a focus on phosphorous response and increasing confidence in determining appropriate applications for production. Carrying out field walks through out the year to view local trials, caught-up with neighbours and discussion finding. The project is jointly funded through the State Government's Regional Estuaries Initiative and the Australian Governments' National Landcare Program.
Shire of Plantagenet Weed Control Project:Targeting the monitoring/controlling of roadside weeds in the Plantagenet Shire including Watsonia, Tagasaste, Bridal Creeper, Love grass etc. which threaten both the native environment and industry.
Taking Past Learning into the Future:Involves going through our 30years plus of landcare initiatives, educational resources and minutes to better promotes the communities passionate commitment to landcare over the decades and help us strategically plan future actions.
We acknowledge the Minang and Koreng people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present, and emerging and to the wider Noongar community.