CCWA Event Calendar

Welcome to the Conservation Council of WA's event calendar, which includes events by our affiliate groups, and other events which align with our mission.

To submit an event, please see here for a form/more info.

  • Helena Aurora Range Camping Trip

    Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 08:00 AM through September 26, 2016
    Helena & Aurora Range in West Perth, Australia

    Get to know the beautiful Helena Aurora Range over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend.

    The ancient Helena Aurora Range (Bungalbin) is characterised by its large banded ironstone rock formations, beautiful wildflowers, vast stretches of eucalypt woodland and tall, inland whitegums. From the top of the range, visitors are treated to unspoilt views of the Great Western Woodlands as far as the eye can see.

    This springtime camping experience is the perfect opportunity to see for yourself why this pristine and unique part of the world is worth protecting and why we’re calling for it to become WA's newest national park. 

    Register your interest here: 
    http://bit.ly/HAR_camping_sept16

    GETTING THERE: 
    Depart Perth (City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St) 
    8am Sat 24 Sept; 

    Arrive Southern Cross BP service station 1pm; depart for range 1.45pm; arrive at range and set up camp 4pm. 

    Return on Monday 26 Sept. 

    (The Helena Aurora Range is six hours drive from Perth: 4 hours to Southern Cross and then 2 hours north to the range, the last hour of which is on a good dirt road. Carpool options are available so please advise if you have spare seats to offer or if you are in need of transport.)

    You can read for about it here: 
    http://helenaaurorarange.com.au/

    We will email you with a very detailed camping guide (necessary for the trip) that has directions, necessary equipment etc, once you have expressed interest: 
    http://bit.ly/HAR_camping_sept16

    Please visit the facebook event page or email wa@wilderness.org.au for more information. 

    Hope to see you there.

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  • Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise AGM

    Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:30 AM
    Panda Cottage in Wembley, Australia

    The Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 24 September 2016 at 10.30am at Panda Cottage, Selby Street, Wembley.

    We are very excited and privileged to have Dr Nicki Mitchell from the School of Animal Biology at the University of Western Australia as a guest speaker for this meeting. You may have seen footage on ABC TV last week of the first ever translocation release of the Western Swamp Tortoise. Nicki and her team, over several years, have been gathering scientific evidence to facilitate this translocation. She has agreed to help us understand why this step has been taken, and confirm that this innovative strategy has strong science behind it. Our Vice Chairperson, Tanya, also attended the release, and will be able to show us some photos of the event.

    After the talk and meeting, please join us for a light lunch. We would appreciate acceptances for catering purposes. 

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  • Blues for the Bush Concert & Open Day

    Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 04:00 PM through September 25, 2016
    Charles Darwin Reserve in Perenjori, Australia

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    Join in for a weekend of wild flower vistas, sweet sounds and sensational flavours…the third Blues for the Bush Festival and Concert will inspire and delight you. 

    It is a unique opportunity to enjoy the friendly folk and warm country hospitality of the vibrant community that lives and works in Perenjori as well as meet some visitors to the region. The Open Day is free to attend and offers something for everyone including activities for the young, and young at heart, inspiring talks, guided tours of Charles Darwin Reserve, Workshops and much more.

    In 2016, overnight campers a Friday night prelude and Sunday morning recovery will be offered.

    For more information and to buy tickets please visit www.bluesforthebush.org.au

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  • 2016 WA Beach Clean-up

    Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 08:00 AM through October 16, 2016
    Western Australian Beaches in Perth, Australia

    2016 WA Beach Clean-up - WA

    Join the 12th Annual WA Beach Clean-up!

    This year's West Australian Beach Clean Up will be held on the 15th and 16th of October right across the whole state. As in years past Tangaroa Blue encourages members of the public, community groups, schools, corporate groups and others to take part by organising a clean-up at their favourite section of our beautiful coastline. Clean-ups can also extend to our estuaries and inland rivers, streams and other waterways as all water will eventually flow to the sea taking with it whatever rubbish it contains.

    Volunteers are invited to register as an individual or as a group and nominate a beach or stretch of coastline they will clean up over the clean-up weekend. All materials, volunteer insurance and logistical support will be provided, all we need is lots of energy and many hands to help remove marine debris from the coast.

    This will be the 12th year the event has been held, growing from a local clean-up based in the Capes region of WA in its inaugural year to a statewide event which last year saw 1,238 volunteers involved and 5,528kg of rubbish removed from 268km of our coastline.

    To register your interest please contact renee@tangaroablue.org or call on 0437 511 620.

    The clean-up is made possible by the State Government’s Natural Resource Management Program and Royalties for Regions program.

    Tangaroa Blue Foundation would like to to thank Keep Australia Beautiful WA, South West Catchments Council, WA Department of Fisheries, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Coastwest and local government authorities around the state, as well as all the amazing volunteers for their ongoing support on this annual event.

    For more information on Tangaroa Blue and the West Australian Beach Clean Up efforts over the past 11 years please visit the Tangaroa Blue website – www.tangaroablue.org

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  • CCWA Annual State Conference & AGM 2016

    Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 09:00 AM through October 16, 2016
    City West Lotteries House in West Perth, Australia

    Details to be confirmed, save the date!

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  • Conservation Awards 2016

    Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 05:00 PM
    TBC

    The Conservation Council of WA is celebrating 22 years of its Community Conservation Awards this year, recognising outstanding activism and achievement by individuals and community groups working on environment and conservation issues in the WA community. 

    NOMINATE

    Nominations close on Tuesday 27 September 2016, download a nomination form now!

    AWARDS NIGHT

    Join the WA community conservation movement, for a night of inspiration, music, and friendly faces. We’ll be recapping some of the highlights of the past year and celebrating the incredible work of individuals and community groups across Western Australia who have been stepping up to protect our environment, with the Community Conservation Awards! 

    WHEN: October 15, 5pm

    WHERE: West Perth, venue TBC

    Food and drinks provided. Please RSVP below for catering purposes by this Tuesday 11 October.

    The Community Conservation Awards 2016 are part of CCWA's Annual Conference weekend.

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  • Festival of Forgotten Skills

    Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 02:00 PM
    Glen Forrest Community Garden in Glen Forrest, Australia


    This festival is about sharing skills and having fun without money!

    There will be a range of workshops such as pruning, making a wicking bed, paper making and cooking wood fired pizzas!

    There will also be a produce, book and clothes share. If you have something you no longer need, bring it along and perhaps it may find a new home. You are also welcome to browse and take what you like free!

    The idea for this festival was inspired by Mark Boyle's book "The moneyless man."

    Step outside the world of consumerism with us on this afternoon to engage with the local community and practice some forgotten skills.

    Register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/festival-of-forgotten-skills-tickets-24778862244

    Fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750320635184271/

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  • Spring Eco Fest 2016

    Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM · 47 rsvps
    Forrest Place in Perth, Australia

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    Join us on 23 October for our fourth annual Spring Eco Fest! 

    Spring Eco Fest is a free community event that brings a celebration of our WA environment and sustainable community living to the heart of the city. 

    From 11am-4pm in Forrest Place, there will be market stalls, workshops, expert speakers, entertainment and children's activities.

    Come and play with our amazing team of volunteers, sign up now!

    Apply for a market stall - applications close 23 September.

    Chip in to make Spring Eco Fest happen!

    Thank you to our Spring Eco Fest 2016 Sponsors!

    Ethical Homeloans

    EACreplants

     

    Become a corporate partner. Contact Meredith Hartmann to discuss our partnership options: meredith.hartmann@ccwa.org.au or 08 9420 7266.

    Check out the video of Spring Fest 2015:

     

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