Take a walk on Yarloop’s wild side

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey River Restoration Taskforce rivercare officer Jordon Garbellini looks forward to exploring Yarloop's native reserves next month in Yarloop on the Wildside.
Camera IconHarvey River Restoration Taskforce rivercare officer Jordon Garbellini looks forward to exploring Yarloop's native reserves next month in Yarloop on the Wildside.

Harvey River Restoration Taskforce is offering people a guided look at the native beauty springing up around Yarloop as part of the Yarloop on the Wildside Walk.

Meeting at the Aitken Street Reserve at 10am on Monday, October 2, walkers will get a guided tour of the native flora found in Yarloop including cowslip orchids, sundews and red and green kangaroo paws.

Taskforce rivercare officer Jane Townsend said the South West was an internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot in part due to its native flora.

“Yarloop has some beautiful reserves that are accessible, thanks to the Shire of Harvey, and enable the local community and visitors to the area an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our amazing wildflower species,” she said.

“We wanted to run the event to draw attention to the amazing landscape surrounding Yarloop and the social benefits derived from looking after these very special areas.”

Ms Townsend said she also hoped to organise a photographer to accompany the group and give walkers tips for their nature photography.

The walk is suitable for all ages and fitness levels with a free lunch provided afterwards.

Walkers are asked to wear suitable clothing, footwear, insect repellent and sun protection.

To join, register by September 30 by contacting the taskforce on 9733 2588, or email Ms Townsend at jane.townsend@peel-harvey.org.au or rivercare officer Jordon Garbellini at HRRT.Support@peel-harvey.org.au.

The event is funded by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, through the National Landcare Program and run in conjunction with the Yarloop Country Women’s Association, Harvey River Restoration Taskforce and the Waroona Landcare Centre.

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