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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.
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WREN represents Environmental Groups and residents from throughout the Western
Region of Perth.
OUR MOTTO is “the preservation of all parklands, reserves, bushland, trees and open
spaces in the western region encompassing all the suburbs from North Fremantle to
Wembley Downs through to Leederville and Subiaco.”
The Waterbird Conservation Group is a volunteer non-profit organisation. The group is made up of people who share the love of waterbirds and who strive to protect their habitat.
We formed in 1984 in response to a severe outbreak of botulism in waterbirds at Thomsons Lake Munster, south of Perth. Hundreds of sick and dying birds including pelicans, swans, ducks and wading birds were rescued during the outbreak.
The group’s initial focus was on the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned waterbirds. During the past 15 years the group has moved its attention to addressing the causes of waterbird deaths, such as the loss of wetlands, their degradation, pollution and poor management, rather than the symptoms.
Perth is home to over 50 species of native waterbirds including ducks, pelicans, herons, egrets, swamphens, swans, grebes, rails, spoonbills and cormorants.
In addition to lobbying local and state governments to protect the environmental values of all wetlands in Western Australia the Group manages two wetlands in Baldivis. The Group has had vesting of two wetlands in Baldivis, east of Rockingham since 1993. These wetlands, Folly and Maramanup Pools, are situated along the Peel Main Drain. During the winter months their waters eventually end in the Peel Inlet - Harvey Estuary in Mandurah.
Wetland Rehabilitation Program
The group is actively restoring these wetlands by fencing, planting native vegetation, weeding, managing access to the wetlands and managing freeway impacts. Members are working down on the wetlands every month. Photo: WCG Members and volunteers at Folly Pool with Len Howard Award.
In 2011 between May and November members and volunteers planted almost 15,000 native seedlings at Folly and Maramanup Pools. This was a huge effort and was sponsored by Caring for Our Country Community Acton Grants, Conservation Council of WA grants, Department of Environment and Conservation's Environmental Community Grants, generous individual sponsorships and supported by City of Rockingham, SERCUL and WaterCorp.
In October 2011 the Group was the proud recipient of the Conservation Council of WA's Len Howard Community Group Conservation Award. The award was presented to members at the Conservation Council of WA's awards night by CCWA patron Josh Byrne. This award was established in honour of Len Howard, who founded one of WA’s most successful conservation groups, Peel Preservation Group, which he led for 20 years. The recipient of this award is a community group which has demonstrated an outstanding commitment and success in the conservation of the Western Australian environment.
Membership is open to all people who support our objectives:
• Actively train and support people in the rescue of sick, injured or orphaned waterbirds and their subsequent rehabilitation and release;
• Co-operate with authorities administering wetlands and to offer them assistance where necessary;
• Endeavour to increase public awareness of the need to conserve existing wetlands;
• Make representations to Local, State or Federal Government authorities and other bodies to promote both responsible management of existing wetlands and their preservation as inalienable reserves;
• Actively campaign for the phasing out of all game hunting and blood sport of waterfowl in Western Australia;
• Conserve, rehabilitate and manage all wetlands and wildlife contained within areas managed by or vested in the Group; and
• Manage a Wetland Trust Fund for purchasing wetlands for conservation purposes, creating artificial wetlands, managing or rehabilitating wetlands or promoting public awareness about wetlands and wetland rehabilitation.
To promote interest in and preserve Western Australian indigenous orchids.
To learn the best means of cultivation and do all things possible for the conservation of native orchids in their environment.
To learn their habitats and keep records.
To have field days and learn to recognise the different genera and species.
To hold meetings for the exchange of knowledge and furthering of interest in Western Australian orchids.
To affiliate with kindred organisations.
To make rules of the Group's domestic affairs.
To do all such other lawful things as are inddental to or conductive to the attainment of the above objectives.
We are an independent and non-profit people's movement run by volunteers. We are committed to building a stronger and more effective UN for our generation and future generations. As a divisional member of the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA). we are part of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).
We hold regular meetings, events and activities on UN-related international and local issues. Please come along to one of our functions or join us as a member to contribute to our work.
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Our aims are to understand our plants, to share information on how to recognise them, to protect the bushland in which they grow; and to propagate and grow them.
We come from all sections of the community. A shared wonder of Western Australia's flora has brought together professional and amateur botanists and the interested enthusiasts. It is this shared expertise from throughout the community that is the strength of the Society.
For further information please go to;
Phone: 9498 2127
The Rottnest Society (Inc.) is a 'friends' group for Rottnest and came into being in 1984 as a direct response to huge public concern about the Burke government's plans for an international hotel, international golf course and international marina. It was incorporated in 1985 as a not-for-profit organisation and it continues as such today. It has no office and no employees.
All management and organisational activities are carried out from, and meetings are held in, the homes of committee members. The Society does a lot of work making submissions to government and the Rottnest Island Authority with its major focus for this work being the natural environment of the publicly owned A-class Reserve which is Rottnest Island. It also attempts to educate the wider public about issues as they arise. During each year we host talks by scientists on various aspects of the natural environment of Rottnest. Since 1997 the Society has made a significant input into the Rottnest Island Authority's revegetation programme on Rottnest by organising two tree planting weekends per year with approximately 50 volunteers each time, plus a smaller weeding weekend. We are responsible for planting between one quarter and one half of the 50,000 trees planted each year. We now have a very good working arrangement with Curtin Volunteers (environmental students) for this work and a number of them are very active tree planters and weeders.
In this way we are working to ensure that new generations are developing a level of understanding of some of the problems which face West Australians in managing Rottnest for a sustainable future.
We have recently been working on the development of this website. Through this website we wish to do several things:
- Reach a wider audience for our educational and 'hands-on' activities.
- Post articles and possibly parts of our Newsletter (published three or four times per year)
- Allow members and public to respond to articles, or to otherwise make comments on Rottnest-related matters.
- Encourage wider membership, particularly amongst younger people.
The work of The Rottnest Society benefits the wider West Australian public (the owners of Rottnest Island) through 'hands-on' conservation and restoration work, the detailed submission making on management plans, proposed developments and environmental issues, and the involvement of several generations of West Australians in these activities.
9433 3165 or 0413 533 170