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The Ludlow River needs help

The Ludlow Settlement section of the river supports the only breeding rookery used every year by Night Herons, a rare bird struggling for habitat in the present environmental drought circumstances. The river itself is host to many crustations and small fish that support the fledgling Heron's and many other dependent water birds, frogs, reptiles, 'long neck turtles and small marsupials struggling for survival....

March 9, 2024

Merry Christmas

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December 11, 2023

Chevy Blitz

On Saturday 29 July, our Chevy Blitz truck arrived at Ludlow. The truck was donated by Bruce McLagen of Miling, WA. It had been sitting in one of his paddocks for as long as anyone can remember. So long, it was called the Blitz paddock.Thanks to Rohan and Tania-Marie from Westside Tilt Tray, Busselton, who donated their services to transport the Blitz from Miling to Ludlow, a 900-kilometre round trip. Also thanks to John Monaghan who visited Bruce McLagen to accept the truck. The Blitz is now on...

August 5, 2023

Before we arrived

This video was produced by Marc at Western Australia Now and Then before we commenced restoration in 2017. Visit us soon and see the incredible work done by our volunteers in the last 5 years. If you have some restoration or gardening skills, please join us to continue rebuilding this Heritage listed site for future generations. See the others here...

May 13, 2023

City of Busselton talk - 29 May 2023

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May 2, 2023

Ludlow Art Prize

We encourage South West of Western Australian artists to enter this inaugural competition.The Ludlow Art Prize will bring people together to shine a light on the listed, critically endangered Tuart woodlands and forests of the Swan Coastal Plain ecological community including the last remaining Tuart forest at Ludlow, Western Australia.The Ludlow Art Prize is managed by the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group Inc, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2018 to help restore the...

March 18, 2023

Community award

The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group has been awarded the ´Shire of Capel Community Group of the Year Winner`.As part of the recognition, the Shire of Capel has kindly donated $1,000 along with a show bag of practical items we can use at Ludlow. They will be much appreciated by our volunteers.This generous recognition from the Shire gives heart and visible support to the enormous volunteer effort by our members and community.Special thanks to Delores Lamb and Dr Sonia Ferns for preparing t...

January 26, 2023

South West Personnel

Esi Garcia, Managing Director and South West Personnel team along with Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group members.South West Personnel provided a very significant donation to our group to celebrate their 30th anniversary....

December 1, 2022

Arum lily eradication

Over the past 4 years, together with Parks and Wildlife and our Ludlow volunteers, we have made a significant impact and near eradication of Arum lilies in the Lockhart and Central planting blocks. This Arum lily control will continue within the 2022 tuart forest planting areas and within the entire Ludlow settlement 50 hectare lease area. As Arum lily and other weed control progresses, our group will rehabilitate the area with Ludlow tuart forest understory species to create a significant local...

July 9, 2022

Ludlow understory rehabilitation

Mid 2020, we commenced our understory rehabilitation of the Ludlow settlement 50 hectare lease. With the support of Parks and Wildlife and a grant from Plantrite native nursery and a Federal Government Communities Environment program grant, we successfully planted a range of endemic understory plant species to get the ball rolling. This initial effort is the beginning of our objective to rehabilitate the entire 50 hectare lease. A recent Lotterywest grant to restore the Ludlow greenhouse will pr...

July 3, 2022

The Bushfire Front

Members of the Bushfire Front visited Ludlow recently to gain an insight into the work of the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group. ...

June 14, 2022

Western Australian Naturalists` Club

Focus on friends - The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group, by President Des Donnelly ...

May 15, 2022

Ludlow greenhouse

The Ludlow greenhouse project in all its splendour! Even our brickie works on Sundays and has done a superb job. We can't show you his face though. He is retired and doesn't want any more jobs!...

May 15, 2022

Ludlow Settlement lease

We are pleased to announce that the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group (LTFRG) has been granted a lease by the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) over the heritage listed Ludlow Forestry Settlement. The initial term of the lease is 20 years with 10 + 10 extension options. In a fitting acknowledgement to the beginnings of the LTFRG the lease was signed at the very table of our inaugural meeting in 2018. The lease was signed by Des Donnelly (President), Bill Big...

February 2, 2022

Lotterywest grant

The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group are pleased to announce that Lotterywest have agreed to provide a generous grant for the repair and extension of the greenhouse located in the Ludlow mill compound. The key work will include the following: Repair and replacement of broken glass panels.Repair of a collapsed section of brick wall.Installation of shade cloth cover onto existing frames.Construction of planting tables.Extension of the shade cloth area. Work on this project will begin late Feb...

January 1, 2022

Kleenheat grant

Our group has received a community grant from Kleenheat to provide assistance to schools participating in the 2022 tuart forest planting. The grant is from their A Healthy Planet category – helping you to continue making a positive impact in the local community. Thank you Kleenheat...

December 20, 2021

RIO Tinto funding

Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group welcome Rio Tinto grant funding in support in the restoration of the heritage listed Ludlow District forestry office. The building will be used to provide information about our forest and settlement restoration projects. Our objective is to restore and protect the iconic Ludlow Tuart Forest, and the historic Ludlow settlement for the benefit of future generations, biodiversity, tourism, education and research....

December 9, 2021

Member CRM

We have implemented a membership Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application to help us engage with our 600+ members. The application will integrate with our website and accounting applications. The CRM application comes from a company called Infoodle and will allow us to maintain a member database, capture registrations and event bookings including payments, send emails, text messages and newsletters, create tasks, rosters and allow member access to our library....

November 8, 2021

Bendigo Bank sponsorship

The Bendigo Bank have kindly sponsored $3,000 of tuart seedings for the 2021 planting season. In addition, they produced a video about our cause and the engagement of school students. We appreciate the involvement of the Bendigo Bank over the past two years and their ongoing committment to the tuart forest....

July 18, 2021

Doral support

Doral Mineral Sands Pty Ltd provided support to our group for the renovation of the administration facilities at the entrance of the Ludlow forestry settlement mill compound. Thanks to Doral and our project manager, Holger Topp and other volunteers who assisted with the restoration....

June 15, 2021

Communities Environment Program Grant

Friday 4 June 2021, 25 staff from the Mary McKillop College and 10 Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group volunteers planted 2,500 native plants between the Tuart and Ludlow Road, North bridges on the southern side of the Ludlow River within the settlement. Thanks to all involved. It was a great effort and a day out of school!...

June 4, 2021

Nola Marino and Ian Telfer visit Ludlow

The Hon. Nola Marino, Member for Forrest and Ian Telfer, CEO, WA Plantation Resources met the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group today. LTFRG President, Des Donnelly spoke to them about our 2021 planting program and the restoration of the Ludlow mill and settlement....

February 12, 2021

Shire President visits Ludlow

On the 6 December, Shire of Capel President Cr Michael Southwell officially commissioned the Ludlow North Water Project. With a generous grant of $3,649 from the Shire of Capel the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group (LTFRG) was able to construct some much-needed water infrastructure for Ludlow North.  The work has now been completed and the LTFRG was pleased to be able show Cr Michael Southwell the results. Having a reliable source of water for Ludlow North just in time for the start of ...

December 10, 2020

Ludlow unbusy bee

On Sunday the 6th of December, our regular busy bee will take on a different form. Instead of working around the settlement, at 9 am we will be having a presentation to the shire president Michael Southwell, with media coverage, to thank the Capel Shire for their contribution and grants to our group. This will be followed by a morning tea, after which an information session will be held to bring people up to date with all they have helped us to achieve this past year, despite all the diffic...

November 25, 2020

Water project

With a grant of $3,649 from the Shire of Capel the LTFRG was able to construct some much needed water infrastructure for Ludlow North.  The work included:Recommissioning the grit tank to improve water qualityInstallation of a new water pipe to the adjacent eight (8) homesInstallation of two (2) water taps and two (2) fire fighting outlets at each of the homesRecommission the fire truck filling point at the northern most point of the settlementSee the full report here...

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