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 the Annual General Meeting to be held 28th July 2019, at the Henderson Centre in North Beach. We will have the Star Swamp AGM at 1.45, the Trigg Bushland AGM at 2.30 with plenty of time for a cuppa before our speaker at 3.30.
Our speaker will be Dr Leonie Valentine who will talk about Quenda – the Little Aussie Digger. As most will know, we have plenty of quenda running around Trigg Bushland!
Leonie Valentine is a conservation biologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Ecosystem Restoration and Intervention Ecology (ERIE) group at University of Western Australia. Her research investigates how and why fauna respond to disturbances, the role of fauna in ecosystem function and restoration ecology, and explores novel resource use by threatened fauna.
Leonie’s current research examines the role of digging mammals as ecosystem engineers and how translocations of threatened species may be important for landscape restoration. Her work is often collaborative with conservation management agencies and she hopes their joint research will result in greater conservation outcomes.
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.