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Dowerin 2022! Thanks for visiting us!

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Community Engagement

We had so many visitors through our tent at Dowerin Field Day 2022. Our Noongar Boodja Ranger showcased a range of native seeds and talked about the work they have been doing collecting seeds all over the Wheatbelt for different clients. The diversity of native seeds we had on display invited people to interact and admire how different they all are. If you’d like to find out more about our native seed enterprise, please email Stephanie Cutmore, Project Officer:

Our Healthy Environments team held valuable discussions with landholders about funding for pest animal control and information on revegetation. We also asked landholders if they see black-cockatoos, malleefowl or any other threatened flora or fauna. We have a range of surveys to help us find out more about where threatened species are in our region and the more eyes and ears we have in our Wheatbelt to assist us with this, the better! If you’d like more information about this, please email our Program Manager, Rowan

Our Sustainable Agriculture team would like to thank all those that visited our tent! Even with so much to see and do at Dowerin, dung beetles always seem to attract attention. There’s something about these critters that capture people’s imaginations and when you consider what they can do for soils and pastures, it’s not without good reason. Over the two days a number of school children and landholders discussed the benefits of dung beetles and we also brought back our popular chance to guess the number of Bertie Beetles in the jar and win! This year the magic number was drawn by a student from Dowerin Primary School who was a very happy winner and we’re sure they shared all 254 of them! If you would like more information on all things dung beetles, from trapping to attracting them to your property, please contact Millie Brady, Project Officer on 0488 959 156 or

Thank you to all our friends in the tent too; RM Surveys, WA Landcare Network, Muresk Institute and LawrieCo, plus our native friends (cuddly and not so cuddly) from the Marsupial Mammas and Pappas and Ranger Red! A great time was had by all. 

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