Meetings of members are held twice a year. A General Meeting is held in summer, and the Annual General Meeting is held during winter. There is generally a speaker of note as well as updates on weeding, guided walks, consultation with the City of Stirling, and special projects such as the website and Facebook.
Members are advised of details of the meetings in our ‘members only’ email newsletter.
Any interested person can attend to meet members and listen to the speaker. However, only members can vote at general meetings. Members are reminded that a family concession membership is entitled to only two votes.
Our next General Meeting will be held 17th February, 3.30pm (doors open at 3.00pm), at the Henderson Centre in North Beach. Greg Keighery will address members and visitors. Once again we will join with the Friends of Star Swamp Bushland to host our speaker and afternoon tea at the Henderson Environment Centre in North Beach (end of Groat St in Star Swamp). Free admission. All are welcome (including non-members).
Greg’s talk is entitled ‘Coastal Plantings: Issues and Promises’ and will include the results of research and many years of experience along the Swan Coastal Plain. A former resident of Trigg who lived just across the street from the bushland, Greg Keighery has a wealth of knowledge and insight to share with us.
Greg Keighery was a Senior Principal Research Scientist in the Science Division of the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. He was a botanist in the biogeography program, largely responsible for regional scale surveys to establish conservation networks. Over the past 30 years he has undertaken biological surveys throughout most of Western Australia, including the Goldfields, Kimberley, Nullarbor, Carnarvon Basin, Swan Coastal Plain and most major parks and reserves. Greg has published over 500 papers and articles on the biology, ecology and taxonomy of native and weedy plants of Western Australia.
Keighery’s peers have named six species in his honour, including Macarthuria keigheryi and Melaleuca keigheryi, to recognise his life-time dedication to collecting more than 30,000 plant specimens for the WA Herbarium – the largest collection by an individual in the state.
Information from previous speakers can often be found on our website.
- In February 2017 noted botanist Bronwen Keighery spoke about ‘New Environmental Discoveries in Bush Forever Site 308‘, the exciting extension of the Callitris preissii Threatened Ecological Community – learn more about this here.
- In 2016 Dr Mark Brundrett spoke about his extensive trials in Restoring Banksia Woodlands, a topic dear to our hearts with Banksia woodlands in both Trigg Bushland and Star Swamp in threatened conditions. Mark is leading a Department of Parks and Wildlife project on investigating ways of restoring these woodlands in the Jandakot area, and details of this work will be on our website soon.
- In 2015, Dr Mark Cowan from the Department of Parks and Wildlife spoke about his ongoing fauna trapping programme in Trigg Bushland. Results of Dr Cowan’s fauna surveys are on this website (link here) and also information about trapping methods (link here).
- In 2011 Dr Vic Semeniuk explained the formation and global significance of the nested parabolic dunes of Trigg Bushland (link here).
Committee meetings are held regularly and are attended by office bearers as well as elected committee members where the ordinary business of the Friends of Trigg Bushland is discussed. Any financial member of the Friends of Trigg Bushland is welcome to attend a Committee meeting, although only office bearers and elected committee members can vote. The meeting is generally held at the home of one of the Committee members and is followed by coffee and conversation. Please contact the Friends to get details of the next Committee meeting should you wish to attend.