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From bush tours to planting days, cocky counting to turtle tracking, we are always on the look out for citizen scientists to help conserve and maintain our City.

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Saving our Snake-necked Turtle Project

In partnership with the City of Joondalup and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), the City of Wanneroo is a partner council in the Saving our Snake-necked Turtle project (SOSNT) for wetlands within Yellagonga Regional Park, in collaboration with Murdoch University and the South West Group.

The project includes a team of volunteers trained as ‘Turtle Trackers’ patrolling Yellagonga wetlands during the nesting season (in spring) and protecting the female turtles who emerge from the lakes to find a spot to nest on land.

The Turtle Trackers monitor turtle nesting behaviour using the TurtleSAT app and are also trained to protect the nests to prevent predators such as ravens and foxes from destroying them.

Want to get involved in monitoring our local turtle populations?

1. Attend a SOSNT information night.

Upcoming sessions include:

Tuesday 20 August 2024 // 6pm – 8.30pm

Banksia Room, City of Wanneroo Civic Centre, 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo

Register online at: eventbrite.com.au

2. Join SOSNT, the Citizen Science Project. 

You can become a trained ‘Turtle Tracker’ and get involved in the upcoming tracker program by registering online through the SOSNT website: www.sosnt.net.au/get-involved.

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Winter Tree Planting 2024

Our annual winter community planting events kick-off in June. Local residents are invited to come along to these free events to help rejuvenate bushland and coastal dunes across the City of Wanneroo.

Please bring a water bottle, sturdy enclosed shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Gloves and equipment will be provided as required. 

Morning tea will be provided.  

Places are limited. To register and for information on where to meet, please contact the City’s Conservation team on (08) 9405 5000 or email conservationmaint@wanneroo.wa.gov.au.   

Voyager Park, Pearsall

Thursday 4 July 2024 // 9am – 11am

In conjunction with the Friends of Voyager Park.

Whitfield Park, Two Rocks

Sunday 14 July 2024 // 9am – 11am

In conjunction with Friends of Whitfield Park.

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