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					 Co-ordinators
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  WELCOME SPRING! The




                                                                   Community tree planting
  last 3 months since our
  winter newsletter has been
  extremely successful and
  productive for KBULG, we




                                                                   day 2oo8
  had a hugely magnificent
  Community Tree Planting
  Day at Karlkurla Park it was
  great to see over 140
  community members show
  up on such a freezing            time to enjoy the wonderful
  morning, a big thankyou to       diversity our Woodland forest
                                                                   The annual Community Tree Planting day was a
  you all!                         has to offer (Please help our
                                                                   huge success with 140 members of the
     Welcome Carly Ennor to        environment by picking up
                                                                   community gathering at Karkula Park to plant over
  KBULG.       As     Landcare     any rubbish you come
                                                                   3000 trees. After the hard work was over
  Assistant, Carly brings many     across, it will make you feel
                                                                   Western Power treated everyone to a Sausage
  new skills with her to this      great!). You can also support
                                                                   Sizzle and awarded prizes. Congratulations to
  role. In her first week she      KBULG by coming down to
                                                                   Barrick Kanowna for winning the Corporate
  had the opportunity to jump      our Community Nursery at
                                                                   Challenge and the 1st Boulder Scout Group for
  into the role with our Junior    Karlkurla Park as we will be
                                                                   winning the Community Challenge and the best
  Landcare seedball making,        madly propagating for next
                                                                   tree planting song (again!).
  which saw over 650 students      years tree plantings.
  showing up to get muddy!            Congratulations to Lilian    The event was proudly sponsored and supported
  What a brilliant time we all     Walters for becoming a          by all of KBULG’s core sponsors: Western Power,
  had making 5000 seedballs        finalist    in     the    WA    City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Barrick Kanowna,
  over the 3 days, what a          Environment Awards, in the      Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, Landcorp,
  fantastic feat.                  Community        Achievement    Water Corporation and Norilsk Nickel.
     September is Biodiversity     Individual category. KBULG
                                                                   Thanks to Western Power, Mcbride’s and Orana
  Month, you can do simple         has also become finalists in
                                                                   Cinemas for contributing some great prizes, the
  things to support the            the      Awards      in   the
                                                                   BHP Billiton Community Participation Team for
  biodiversity of the Goldfields   Environmental Education and
                                                                   manning the Registration Desk and supplying the
  by planting local trees and      Community       Achievement-
                                                                   great drink bottles and to the Golden Mail for
  shrubs in your garden to         Group             Categories,
                                                                   letting Korker Roo come out to play.
  create habitat and food for      Congratulations        KBULG!
  Native fauna. Go for a           Winners are announced on        We thank everyone who came along and
  bushwalk a few Kms out of        the 11th October - fingers      participated during the day. Your fantastic efforts
  town and discover the array      crossed!                        help create a better environment for Kalgoorlie-
  of flora and the showcase of                                     Boulder.
  colourful wildflowers, taking


                                                                                                                                    September (closes 26/9)
                                                                                                              Whats on..


Sustainable city awards
                                                                                                                         KBULGs Waterwise Garden Competition
                                                                                                                                                    September
                                                                                                                                             Biodiversity Month
                                                                                                                                          Sunday 7 September
                                                                                                                              National Threatened Species Day
KBULGs Caltrop Competition wins a Sustainable City Award for                                                                            Friday 19 September
Environmental Education!                                                                                                      KBULG AGM 6pm Lotteries House

This award recognized the efforts of                                                                                                     Sunday 21 September
KBULGs         development        and                                                                                                   Sustainable House Day
implementation of the education
                                                                                                                                     Wednesday 24 September
program which ran alongside the annual
                                                                                                                                      Great Gardens Workshop
caltrop weed competition, held in April
this year. KBULG was recognized for                                                                                                   Thursday 25 September
increasing community awareness and                                                                                                  Energy Efficient Workshops
creating       understanding        of
environmental issues facing urban                                                                                                             November 10-16
environments throughout WA and for                                                                                                             Recycling Week
making valuable contributions towards
environmental sustainability within                                                                                                  Wednesday 12 November
Western Australia, Great work and                                                                                                      Zero Waste Wednesday
thank you to eveyone who participated.                                                                                                   2nd and 4th Sundays
                                                                                                                         KBULG native plant group, 2pm – 5pm
                                                                                                                                                 Karlkurla Park
                                                                     www.kbulg.org.au
    Waterwise Garden Competition 2008
                            NOMINATION FORM


                                                                                      Less seeds equal
    NAME:                                 PHONE:

    ADDRESS:

   COMPETITION CATEGORY (Please tick one)
              Residential – owner maintained
              Residential – tenant maintained
                                                                                      fewer weeds
              Residential – professionally landscaped                                 Did you know that that the  are unable to produce
              Community – school/                                                     seeds from Paterson’s       seeds. Every weed has a
              Commercial/Industrial – professionally landscaped                       Curse and Caltrop can be in favoured season in which it
              Commercial/Industrial – small & owner maintained                        soil for over five years or actively grows, but most
                                                                                      more and still remain viableweeds flower in spring, so
    Does the nominee object to publicity if chosen as a finalist? Yes / No            to germinate?               the best time to wipe out
    Is there any aspect of your garden of which the judges need to be aware                                       your weeds is early spring
    of?                                                                               By allowing such weeds to before they have a chance
                                                                                      shed their seed you are to flower and shed their
                                                                                      creating a soil seed bank. mass of seed.
                  CLOSING DATE: Friday 26th September 2008
   Entries to be sent to: KALGOORLIE-BOULDER URBAN LANDCARE GROUP
                                                                                      The soil seed bank will
                          PO Box 10381, KALGOORLIE, WA 6430                           contain many years worth If you apply a number of
                          or email: landcare@kbulg.org.au                             of seeds from which these control methods and use
                                                                                      noxious weeds will be them consistently, it is
      Gardens will be judged within 1 week of closing date. Only FRONT                continually    replenished. possible to diminish the soil
   GARDENS, which can be seen from the verge will be judged. Entrants do              This complex problem has seed bank over a number of
                     not need to be home for judging.                                 a simple solution. If weeds years resulting in fewer
      For further information please contact KBULG on 9091 6233.                      are unable to flower, they weeds on your property.



Water Wise Garden Competition
Registration for the Waterwise Garden Competition has started for        climatic conditions but also attractive, well-maintained and aesthetically
2008! KBULG encourages all Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents and              pleasing. They will also be looking for gardens where plants, with similar
businesses to enter their garden in the Competition. There are several   water requirements, have been grouped so they can be watered
categories and several prizes will be awarded in each category so        independently. Gardens with waterwise plants, weed free verges and
everyone has a good chance to win something. $1200 worth of              good water efficiency measures will be favoured.
McBrides gardening vouchers and trailer loads of mulch donated by the
Water Corporation are available to be won.                               Only gardens visible from the kerb will be judged, therefore entrants do
                                                                         not have to be home to enter.
Categories are:        Residential – Owner Maintained
                       Residential – Tenant Maintained                   You don’t have to be a garden guru to enter. You can also nominate
                       Commercial – Small owner maintained               friends, neighbours or businesses.
                       Commercial – Professionally Landscaped
                       Community – Schools, Retirement Homes etc       Registration closes on Friday the 26th of September so enter now!
                                                                       Forms are available from McBrides Garden Centre and the KBULG
Judges will be looking for gardens which are suitable to our semi-arid Office at Lotteries House. Or download a copy from www.kbulg.org.au.

                                                                                                              Visit A Sustainable
                                                                                                              House in Your
       Thank you to all our valued sponsors                                                                   Neighbourhood
                                                                                                              Sunday 21st
                                                                                                              September


                                                                                                               CONFIRM YOUR SEAT ON THE 2008
                                                                                                                   GOLDFIELDS TOUR BUS
                                                                                                                  sales@outbackenergy.com.au
                                                                                                                       Phone: 90 222 000


         www.barrick.com




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                                                                                                              VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR LOCATIONS AND DETAILS.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                         Spring Clean!
                                                                                                                                                                       Keep your house green clean!                                                                                                                                                                   Year of the frog
                                                                                                                                                      YOU can reduce the amount of harmful chemicals you              control pests such as ants and cockroaches.                    products by wiping your oven down with a soapy cloth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DESERT TRILLING FROG
                                                                                                                                                      use around your home by green cleaning. This is easy to                                                                        while it is still warm!                                                          There are many different species of frogs that occur in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There are THREE things to remember!
                                                                                                                                                      achieve and only requires the following simple                                                                                                                                                                  the Goldfields region, many of these are burrowing frogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     In the Lounge Room
                                                                                                                                                      ingredients to make handy cleaning agents!                      Reduce the use of household cleaners by buying less and                                                                                         that spend most of their lives underground. After wet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Carpet Cleaner – Sprinkle some bi-carb soda over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      looking for natural safer alternatives.                                                                                                         events they emerge, lay eggs, tadpoles develop rapidly,
                                                                                                                                                      Bicarbonate Soda (Baking Soda) cleans, deodorises,                                                                             your carpet before vacuuming. This will help to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Be Smart when you shop, read the label and look at the                                                                                          and then they head back underground again.
                                                                                                                                                      softens water and is a good scouring powder.                                                                                   deodorise it. You can also sprinkle some soda over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ingredients to avoid buying toxic products! By products
                                                                                                                                                      White Vinegar cuts grease and is a deodoriser and mild                                                                         any wet patches, wait until they are dry then vacuum                             Given our weather, the frogs must spend a lot of time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      with recycled or recyclable packaging.
                                                                                                                                                                                    disinfectant.                                                                                    or brush up.                                                                     underground. There are records of frogs staying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Think Safe when you are handling and/or storing all
                                                                                                                                                                                     Pure Soap (Dishwashing                                                                          Window Cleaner – Add half a cup of vinegar to a litre of                         underground for as long as seven years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cleaning agents. Also make sure you dispose of them
                                                                                                                                                                                     Detergent) is a general                                                                         warm water for an effective window cleaner. If your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      legally and safely.                                                                                                                             Common Name: Desert Trilling Frog


Junior landcare Seed balling
                                                                                                                                                                                     purpose cleaner that is                                                                         windows are really dirty then wash with warm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Some ideas to help you make your home clean-green!                                                                                              Scientific Name: (Neobatrachus centralis)
                                                                                                                                                                                     completely                                                                                      soapy water first, or wipe down with a piece of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Following are some great examples on where you can use
                                                                                                                                                                                     biodegradable.                                                                                  newspaper soaked in vinegar.                                                     Size and Form:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      any of the above handy ingredients to keep your home
                                                                                                                                                                                     Lemon Juice is a mild                                                                                                                                                            The Trilling Frog is a medium sized short, fat frog, usually
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      clean and green!                                               In the Bathroom
                                                                                                                                                                                     bleach, deodoriser and                                                                                                                                                           of a brown and tan colour with sharply differentiated
Primary school students from             an area of the park.                       they are protected within the ball                                                                                                                                                               Toilet Cleaner – Make a paster from the borax
                                                                                                                                                                                     cleaning agent.                  In the Kitchen                                                                                                                                  mottling, much like army desert camouflage. This frog is
around Kalgoorlie-Boulder got their                                                 that contains nutrients and                                                                                                                                                                      and lemon juice for cleaning non-septic toilet bowls.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Washing Soda cuts                Surface Cleaner – Use bicarbonate soda on a damp cloth                                                                                          white underneath. The pupil of this frog contracts to a
hands (and everything else!) dirty       Seed balls are an effective way of         beneficial      soil     microbes,                                                                                                                                                               Ceramic Cleaner – Sprinkle some bi-carb soda over
                                                                                                                                                                                     grease and removes               to clean bench tops, sinks, windows and your refrigerator                                                                                       vertical slit. The dorsal surface is usually smooth,
making Seed Balls at Karlkurla           distributing hundreds of mixed             extremely useful in dry and arid                                                                                                                                                                 all surfaces including, tiles, sinks, toilets, and
                                                                                                                                                                                     stains.                          or freezer surface.                                                                                                                             however it is reported that during the breeding season,
Park as part of the KBULG Junior         seeds by encasing them in a                areas like Kalgoorlie where                                                                                                                                                                      baths, then wipe over with a damp
                                                                                                                                                                                     Borax is a naturally             Dishwashing Detergent – Use pure soap to wash your                                                                                              the males develop fine, dark bristles on their back.
Landcare Program. Over 600 kids          mixture of clay and compost. The           rainfall is unpredictable.                                                                                                                                                                       cloth.
                                                                                                                                                                                     occurring mineral salt. It       dishes, then add some white vinegar to the water to give
participated over three mud filled       balls prevent the seeds from                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mirror Cleaner – Apply some                                                      Distribution
                                                                                                                                                                                     cleans, deodorises,              your glasses an extra shine.
days to make well over a thousand        drying out in the sun, getting eaten       A big thank you to all the kids and                                                                                                                                                              eucalyptus oil with a wad of                                                     The Trilling frog is found throughout the central Australian
                                                                                                                                                                                     bleaches and disinfects.         Oven Cleaner – All domestic oven cleaners can be very
Seed Balls! After the toil of mixing     by predators like mice and birds,          teachers who participated! We                                                                                                                                                                    newspaper to prevent your                                                        deserts in a band encompassing South Australia and
                                                                                                                                                                                     Borax is also used to            caustic. But you can avoid having to use any of those
and rolling students were then           and from blowing away. When                look forward to seeing the seed                                                                                                                                                                  mirrors from fogging.                                                            Western Australia. It is remarkable in its toleration for


                                                                                                                                                                                                                Food for Thought
given the opportunity to throw a         sufficient rain has permeated the          balls burst into life over the next                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               arid environments.



                                                                                                                                         Spring
dried seed ball to help revegetate       clay and the seeds inside sprout           year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Trilling frog is adapted to desert conditions and can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Save your left over tea and tea leaves from       it cool down first.                                rubbing some olive oil and sugar between       spend years without having to surface, buried deep

                                                  Wildflower Season
                                                                                                                                     Gardening Tips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the tea pot as a fertiliser for your garden.                                                         your palms.                                    underground with their gland under the skin full of water.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ground coffee as fertiliser. Save the coffee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tea is especially good for roses, azaleas,                                                                                                          The Trilling Frogs will commonly dig themselves to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    grounds from your percolator or plunger as         For a great flower fertiliser, place your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  violets, hydrangeas and even parsley and                                                                                                            surface at the beginning of the late summer rains.
                                                  With the weather warming up now is a great time to be out and about to                                                                                                                                            fertiliser for your garden. It is high in          banana skins just below the surface of the
                                                  see what the goldfields bushland has to offer. With higher rainfalls this                                                                                       passionfruit. Loosen the soil and sprinkle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    nitrogen and particularly effective for your       soil - they rot quickly and supply calcium,    Breeding
                                                  year we are expecting a good wildflower season. If you are feeling                                                                                              the leaves around the base of the plant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    rose bushes.                                       magnesium, sulphur, phosphorous, sodium        Breeding occurs in claypans and other shallow areas on
                                                  adventurous take a drive along the Kalgoorlie to Merridan Wildflower Trail                                                                                      Save the pot water when you boil eggs to                                                             & silica.                                      warm evenings after summer rains and thunderstorms.
                                                                                                                                     With the weather warming up,      summer.                                                                                      Clean soil stained hands after gardening by
                                                  to witness a stunning array of wildflowers in season.                                                                                                           water your plants, it is full of nutrients. Let
                                                                                                                                     Spring is the perfect time for    To keep flowering plants                                                                                                                                                                       Call
                                                  Or if you want something a little closer to home take a stroll through the         gardeners to be outdoors          blooming, remove all the dead                                                                                                                                                                  These frogs will spend a few weeks calling nightly while
                                                  beautiful Karkula Park to see Kalgoorlie-Boulders diverse range of                 getting their hands dirty. Here   heads from your flowers                                                                                                                                                                        floating in or sitting at the edge of rainwater filled
                                                  flowering native shrubs and trees. Admire the many hued varieties of the           are some quick tips to get you    regularly                                                                                                                                                                                      claypans, puddles and waterholes.
                                                  Eremophilia and gaze at the striking eucalypt trees awash with colour.             started this spring.
                                                                                                                                                                       Plant any perennials and                                                                                                                                                                       Eggs and Tadpoles
                                                                                                                                     Feed your citrus plants as this   shrubs now so they are                                                                                                                                                                         Eggs are laid in drawn out clumps, often wrapped around
                                                                                                                                     is a peak growth time for         established when the summer                                                                                                                                                                    snags in the water. The tadpoles mature very quickly.
  Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Membership                                                                                       them.                             heat hits
                                                                                                                                     Put layers of mulch on your       Re-pot any plants that are



                                                                                                                                                                                                                Attracting Birds to
                                                                                                                                     garden now before the heat        getting too big for their
  name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    hits. A thick layer of mulch      containers.
                                                                                                                                     saves water and provides          Look out for snails! They
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                your Garden this Spring!
                                                                                                                                     nutrients to the soil below.      breed in spring so now is the
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . postcode: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      Spread the mulch out but          time to get rid of them before
  phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fax: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      leave a gap around the            they eat all your veggies and
                                                                                                                                     stems/trunks of plants to
  email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   allow water easy access to
                                                                                                                                                                       flowers. If you choose to use
                                                                                                                                                                       baits, make sure they are out              Australia is home to a large and diverse          combination of nectar, insects, fruit or seed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Garden Gurus are back!
  membership category: (tick one)
                                                                                                                                     roots.                            of reach of children and pets -            range of bird species. Many of us enjoy the       Planting indigenous plants is the best option           Let these experts
                                                                                                                                     For shape and appearance,         even the ones claiming to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            share their knowledge!
                                                                                             RE-NEW YOUR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  colour and song that birds provide, but how       as these plants provide resources that
          individual                        junior (u18)                                                                             you prune natives once they       unattractive to them. Try a                do you go about attracting them?                  native birds can identify, having developed
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                                                                                               MEMBERSH                              have finished flowering. Wax      bowl or saucer of beer instead             Three key things need to be in place to           associations with them over hundreds or                 2 x FREE 3-HOUR WORKSHOPS
                                                                                                                                     flower, Banksia, Grevillea,
                                                                                               FOR 2008!/09
                                                                                                                                                                       Top up your veggie patch now               attract native birds:                             even thousands of years.                                They’re informative and fun and you’ll
                                            (price includes GST)                                                                     Boronia and Eremophilas like      with the compost you made                  Plant variety                                     Fresh water                                             save time and money when you create
                                                                                                      EE   IT’S FR                   a light prune after flowers.
  projects I am interested in being involved with:                                                                                                                     over winter from food and                  When considering what type of plants to use,      A bird bath is the easiest way to supply water          your perfect garden paradise. You’ll
                                                                                                                                     Winter flowering wattles          garden scraps.                             it is important to create a community of          for birds in a residential setting. A basin with        learn water-wise and fertiliser-wise
          community tree planting days                         gardening with native plants                                          should be pruned once the                                                                                                                                                              gardening. Dispel many of the gardening
                                                                                                                                                                       Plant your summer veggies,                 plants with different heights, shapes, leaves     shallow edges and a deeper centre is
          junior landcare                                      bushwalks                                                             flowers have faded.               both seeds and seedlings.                  and flowering times. This will make your          important as it allows large birds to bathe             myths. NEW! Learn how to create a
                                                                                                                                     Apply wetting agents to your      Some to consider are sweet                 garden more attractive to a wider variety of      and drink without drowning the smaller birds!           garden airconditioner and discover
          recycling                                            nightstalks
                                                                                                                                     garden beds and trees,            corn, tomatoes, capsicum,                  birds.                                            Alternatively, creating a pond where insect             energy-wise ways in the home as well.
          busy bees on weekends                                other (please specify)                                                especially to any plants that     beetroot, celery, eggplant,                                                                  larvae, frogs and fish can live will further            Win great prizes and take home giveaways.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food supply
          displays and promotions                              .........................................                             are not getting enough water.     carrots, pumpkin, cucumber,                                                                  enhance the habitat value of your garden.               Register today as places are limited.         NEW! Synergy Energy Efficiency Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Different bird species have different dietary
                                                                                                                                     This will help the plants         zucchini, squash and beans.                                                                                                                          Great Gardens Workshop                           Thursday 25th September 6pm-9pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  requirements, but birds generally eat a
                      Please return to KBULG PO Box 10381 Kalgoorlie 6430                                                            survive during another dry                                                                                                                                                             Wednesday 24th September 6pm-9pm          WMC Conference Centre, 44 MacDonald St, Kalgoorlie

				
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