2019 WA State NRM and Coastal Conference. 1-4 October, ECU Joondalup

Field Trips

Field Trips

This year’s Conference will include a number of field trips, which are available to participate in on Tuesday October 1, 2019. All field trips take place in various locations so please take note of the specific details provided below. All field trips for this years conference are full.

REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED

Upper Lesmurdie Falls Cultural and Wildflower Tour – SOLD OUT

Time: 9am – 2pm
Price: $45 (Inc. lunch)
Contact Information: Mick Davis – 0400 102 357
About: Join Noongar Elder Uncle Neville Collard and the Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls for a cultural and wildflower walk around Lesmurdie Falls in the scenic Perth Hills. Experience the diverse flora and fauna of the Darling Scarp, while learning how Noongar people used the area for food and shelter in this rich cultural landscape. Hear how the Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls used partnerships to transform the area from a weed infested creek into a premier tourist attraction that showcases natural and cultural values the whole community can enjoy.
Additional Information: Bring sturdy shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen, water bottle. Please advise of any dietary requirements when registering.

City of Joondalup Urban Bushland and Wetland Tour – SOLD OUT

Time: 9am-1.30pm
Meeting Location: ECU Joondalup, Carpark 20, access from Grand Blvd and Kendrew Close
Getting there: Joondalup train station is a short walk to the meeting location. Alternatively, free parking is available at Carpark 20 at ECU Joondalup during the event, click here to download map.
Price: Free. Lunch provided.
Contact: Heidi Khojasteh
About: Learn about how the installation of a predator proof fence in an urban bushland has fostered the persistence of a thriving quenda (native bandicoot) population and how the quenda is contributing to various functions within the ecosystem. Hear about how the Yellagonga Regional Park wetlands were used by traditional owners and learn about traditional Noongar uses of local plants and animals.
Additional Information: Refillable water bottles, keep cups and sturdy footwear is recommended.

Waitlist: Contact statenrm@eventandconferenceco.com.au to be placed on the wait list.
If you have registered for this field trip but are unable to attend, please contact statenrm@eventandconferenceco.com.au to inform of your cancellation so your spot can be offered to someone on the waitlist.
Click here to download the itinerary.


Perth’s Northern Beaches and Coastal Reserves – SOLD OUT

Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Price: $60 (Inc. lunch and morning/ afternoon tea)
Contact: Don Poynton – 0419 460 301
About: This field trip will traverse approximately 19 km of Perth’s northern beaches, coastal reserves and Marmion Marine Park, between Burns Beach and Scarborough. The field trip will commence at Iluka Beach with an introductory talk relating climate change to sea level rise and fall, dune formation and vegetation. This will be followed by a walk along the coastal path to view three vegetation communities and sites that have been revegetated by volunteers. After a talk on Coastal Management Plans by a City of Joondalup officer at morning tea, the bus will make a brief stop at the site of the proposed Ocean Reef Marina where JCCCF has been working with the landscape architects to achieve a best practice outcome. The next stop will be at Sorrento where participants will walk a section of coastline that has been revegetated with more than 28,000 plants. After lunch (at SNEC’s depot within the grounds of the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre at Watermans Bay) the bus will drive to the recently completed Scarborough Beach Redevelopment to view the architectural landscaping featuring native plants. The latter part of the day will concentrate on Coastal Hazard Management with several stops including the iconic Mettams Pool area where remediation is a priority. Talks will be given by City of Stirling officers and SNEC on the use of Geotechnic bags at Watermans Bay over the last ten years, vegetation trials, and other issues.
Click here download the itinerary.