South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare
SERCUL comprises a committee made up of community members, local governments and state agencies,staff that work under regional programs and the Landcare Centre (known as Yule Brook Homestead).
Our staff work with the SERCUL Sub-Regional Strategy to implement the short and long term goals of the Swan Region Strategy. Under this structure individual staff are focused on one of four program areas. The Phosphorus Awareness Project (PAP) is also based at SERCUL but operate over the Swan Region.
SERCUL staff undertake and/or manage a variety of projects in these program areas with most projects overlapping to meet multiple objectives.
- Identify priority Natural Resource Management issues in the south region in partnership with local & state government and industry.
- To ensure biodiversity within the south region is monitored, protected and enhanced.
- Develop and assist community, state and local government in the coordination of Natural Resource Management in the south region.
- Support and encourage the implementation of best management practice of natural resources within the south region.
- Recognise and embrace Aboriginal, cultural and natural heritage.
- Foster research on matters relating to the south region’s natural and cultural heritage.
- Work in partnership with local/state government and industry to educate the wider community to protect our natural resources.
- Encourage the formation of community environment groups and support of these groups.
What we do:
- Undertake on-ground activities to improve the health of the catchments including revegetation, river restoration, water quality monitoring, fauna surveying and community environmental education.
- Hold regular planting, weeding and seed collection days.
- Produce a quarterly newsletter
- Hold special meetings to discuss the projects and region issues.
- Hold annual general meetings and community meetings.
- Run volunteer and special event celebrations such as Clean Up Australia Day, National Tree Day and Arbor Day.
- Support other environmental groups in the region.
SERCUL is proud to support the many community groups and individuals that undertake environmental work in our region. We can offer support to obtain funding, provide technical advice, help promote activities and host a simple website. Our office is also available for photocopying, computer and internet use and faxing. We are also building a fantastic library of environmental books and resources for the community to use.