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Keep Carnabys Flying Planting Day – Marlee Reserve

July 7 @ 09:00 - 13:00


Join us for a fantastic planting day and help support our local black cockatoo populations. We’re planting 2000 seedlings, including black cockatoo-friendly trees like Marri, Jarrah, Banksias and Hakeas. 

This event is a collaboration between Murdoch University, Winjan Rangers, Landcare SJ, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, and the City of Mandurah, and is supported by a Lotterywest Grant. 

Date: Sunday, 7 July 
Time: 9am – 1pm 
Location: Marlee Reserve, Parklands. 

What to expect: 

  • Hands on planting: Get your hands dirty and plant a variety of native seedlings 
  • Community Spirit: Meet like-minded individuals and enjoy a day of community participation

What to bring: 

  • Water bottle 
  • Sun protection 
  • Gloves 

Why it matters: 

Carnaby’s black cockatoos are a threatened species and a vital part of our ecosystem. By planting these native trees, we are creating a supportive habitat that helps ensure their survival. Your participation makes a direct impact on preserving our natural areas. 

About Carnaby’s black cockatoos: 

Carnaby’s black cockatoos are an iconic species native to southwestern Australia. These large, black cockatoos are known for their distinctive calls and impressive flights. Unfortunately, their populations are declining due to habitat loss, and they are currently listed as an endangered species. By planting native trees that provide food and nesting sites, we can help protect these beautiful birds and support their recovery. 

Why these trees?

  • Marri: Marri trees produce large nuts that are a vital food source for Carnaby’s black cockatoos. The trees also provide excellent nesting sites due to their large, hollow trunks. 
  • Jarrah: Jarrah trees offer both food and habitat. The seeds and nuts are a part of the cockatoo’s diet, and the tree’s structure supports nesting. 
  • Banksias: Banksia trees are crucial as they produce large, nectar-rich flowers that attract cockatoos. 
  • Hakeas: Hakea trees provide nuts and seeds that are an important part of the cockatoo’s diet. Their dense foliage offers shelter and protection. 

How you can help:

Come along, bring your family and friends, and make a difference! By participating in this planting day, you are contributing to the conservation efforts needed to keep Carnaby’s black cockatoos flying for generations to come.  

Sponsors and partners: 

This event is made possible through the generous support of the below sponsors and partners: 

  • Murdoch University 
  • Winjan Rangers 
  • Landcare SJ 
  • Peel-Harvey Catchment Council 
  • City of Mandurah 
  • Lotterywest Grant 

Let’s make a positive impact together and support the survival of Carnaby’s black cockatoos! 


Marlee Reserve
Marlee Reserve, Marlee Road, Parklands, Mandurah. WA 6210 + Google Map