The Wetland Conservation Society was formed in 1985 following the high profile campaign to protect the North Lake wetlands from the construction of Farrington Road in September 1984.
Initially the WCS focussed on protection of the Beeliar Wetlands that are faced with ongoing threats. This campaign lead to the establishment of the Beeliar Regional Park in the Cities of Melville and Cockburn, and Town of Kwinana.
The WCS has now extended its campaign interests to wetland conservation throughout the metropolitan area and Western Australia as a whole and regularly makes submissions to development proposals and policy documents related to wetlands throughout WA. In addition to this the WCS is represented on a variety of government and public committees involved with environmental issues.