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Canning River Residents Environment Protection Asn

CRREPA is a local community-based, not-for-profit, voluntary organisation working to protect and restore the health, diversity and productivity of the Canning River, in particular the Yagan Wetland Reserve and the Rossmoyne/Shelley foreshores.

We work with state and local government agencies as well as with local schools and organisations. CRREPA is recognised as a knowledgeable voice on foreshore conservation issues. CRREPA obtains grant funding for conservation projects and has various sub-groups actively involved in ‘hands on’ environmental activities.

Why we are active
CRREPA was formed in May 1994 by Canning residents concerned by the degradation of the Canning River and Yagan Wetland Reserve. Our main aim is to ensure that the unique lower Canning and Bullcreek riverine environment is both restored and conserved for present and future generations to enjoy.

The catchment area 
CRREPA’s focus area is within the Canning Catchment, in particular the Rossmoyne/Shelley foreshores, Yagan Wetland Reserve, and the Bullcreek inlet within the City of Canning.

The focus area contains a variety of Swan Coastal Plain habitats including Melaleuca and flooded gum flats, reed beds and areas of open water. These support a variety of water birds and invertebrates as well as providing an attractive and interesting urban experience for the local community. Together with the Canning River Regional Park, the area forms a link to the upper Canning and creates an important corridor for wildlife

How can you help?

Become a CRREPA member

Become informed on rivercare issues

Join in on community work days

Do not trample foreshore vegetation

Do not disturb bird resting areas

Contact CRREPA with any bird sightings

Do not put pollutants down the drains

Reduce your use of garden fertiliser

Clean-up after your dog

Busselton-Dunsborough Environment Centre Inc

The Busselton-Dunsborough Environment Centre was initially founded to act as a community voice on local environmental issues and to raise awareness in the wider community on a range of environmental topics.  The organisation began in 1992 with a public meeting of concerned individuals which then became the foundation membership.

Currently BDEC continues with its mission of “promoting public awareness and community participation in the care, appreciation and protection of the natural environment” by :

  • Publishing a variety of brochures freely available to the public.
  • The publication and sale of the book “A Journey into the Ludlow Tuart Forest”.
  • Organising and/or hosting events and presentations for the public.
  • Participating in a variety of  local and regional events
  • Providing submissions to local, state and federal government agencies on matters of environmental concern.
  • Organising an annual community tree planting day as part of our ongoing Ludlow revegetation project.
  • Producing a monthly newsletter
  • Maintaining the BDEC website and a Facebook page
  • Participating in various shire committees from time to time
  • Belonging to a broader network of other environmental NGOs 

In addition to the above, we are the governing body of two other organisations which assist us in fulfilling our mission, as well as providing unique services to the local community - the Busselton Dunsborough Volunteers and the Geographe Community Landcare Nursery.

The Busselton Dunsborough Volunteers Centre is a volunteer resource centre which provides services for those interested in volunteering within the local community.  The centre primarily provides a referral service for interested volunteers to not-for-profit agencies which rely on volunteers.  Individuals or agencies interested in such a service can find out more here.

The Geographe Community Landcare Nursery produces and provides a variety of local native plants for revegetation projects in the local area.  Those interested in discovering more about the nursery can find out more here.


Bridgetown-Greenbushes Friends of the Forest

Bridgetown - Greenbushes Friends of the Forest (BGFF) was founded in 1987 and is located in the heart of the WA forest region.

The objectives of BGFF include the promotion of ecologically sound management of WA's native forest and the encouragement of realistic and environmentally responsible alternatives for the production of timber and wood based products.  

Blackwood Environment Society

Blackwood Environment Society Inc has many experts standing by to work on your organisations or conservation needs. Serving WA in the area of organisations or conservation is what they do best.

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BirdLife Australia WA Inc

BirdLife Western Australia covers the entire state of Western Australia, as well as Cocos (Keeling) Island, Christmas Island and Ashmore Reef.

We have several local branches across the state.

For those interested you can download the minutes of our Executive Committee meetings below.

Special Birds of the Region

Almost 550 species of birds have been recorded in Western Australia. 387 species have been recorded breeding. 16 species are endemic to Western Australia. These are Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo, Baudin's Black-Cockatoo, Western Corella, Western Rosella, Red-capped Parrot, Noisy Scrub-bird, Red-winged Fairy-wren, Black Grasswren, Western Bristlebird, Dusky Gerygone, Western Thornbill, Western Wattlebird, Kimberley Honeyeater, Western Spinebill, White-breasted Robin and Red-eared Firetail. Many other species have unique sub species in Western Australia such as Western Whipbird, Crested (Western) Shrike-tit and Lemon-bellied (Kimberley) Flycatcher.




Bindaring Vision

Bassendean is a beautiful place to live. Our sense of community, beautiful open spaces and proximity to the river all combine to create a Town that is unique.

We need to make sure we keep it that way.

Recently there have been attempts to erode the public open space in Bindaring Park. This wetland is a wildlife habitat, serving a vital function in times of heavy rainfall and flood and is enjoyed as a public open space for recreation. It could be so much more.

The Bindaring Vision is for a functional wetland helping to improve the health of the river including managed recreation space to ensure native flora and fauna can flourish, an inspiring nature-based playground, a conservation area with community access and free open space for all the activities we already enjoy in Bindaring Park.

As housing increases and yards grow smaller, natural areas become more and more important. Bindaring Vision is a way to ensure that this open space is one that works for everyone.

It’s important that Council knows that a public open space which performs an accessible recreational and environmental purpose is something that residents of the Town of Bassendean embrace.

This vision for the future enhancement of Bindaring Park is designed to protect and enhance the conservation values while serving as a nutrient filtering wetland feeding a permanent lake connected to the river.

This draft plan is for public discussion and has been prepared by concerned community members in response to Council plans to shrink the Bindaring Park area for housing development.



Bassendean Preservation Group

On the 27th March 1985, a small group of people met to discuss the proposed canal development on the Ashfield Flats area.

It was decided that they would form a group to oppose the canal development, supply information to the public and provide a vehicle for the people of Bassendean to express their views. The name "Bassendean Preservation Group" was chosen at this first meeting. A public meeting was held and from this Bassendean Preservation Group was formed with 91 members.

In the face of this community opposition, the council dropped the canal development proposal for Ashfield Flats. BPG members decided to protect the river flats and hopefully stop this situation arising again. It was decided we should start revegetating the area. For many years Ashfield Flats was a local dairy and as a result it was an open paddock.

BPG contacted the State Planning Dept. who owned the land and the Swan River Trust who were responsible for the river banks. With their permission, the work started in the winter of 1986 with the purchase of small native trees from Men of the Trees. With picks and shovels, several hundred trees were planted but unfortunately in the following summer, a grass fire went through and burnt the lot. This happened for three years in a row and as a result, the State Planning Department (at our request) employed contractors to slash the growth every spring. They also supplied us with trees to plant until we started to grow our own trees from seed collected locally, which were grown by our members in their back yards.

We applied for and received grants for several initiatives, including a display board, "Bush in Bassendean" brochures, fencing for Jubilee Reserve Bushland, and construction of a boardwalk across Chapman St. drain. The Swan River Trust gave us assistance with river bank erosion by installing limestone rocks. The members went into the water and erected baffle boards and planted rushes in several places to stop boat wash eroding the banks but unfortunately the baffle boards weren't successful.

Over time we took on remnant bush in Success Hill, Jubilee Reserve ,Bindaring and Pickering Parks by planting trees native to these areas. Furthermore, we also assisted the council in later years with weeding and planting at the Broadway Arboretum. Recently, BPG has been leased an area by Dept. of Environment and Conservation to use as a GroCentre on Black Swan Island behind Ascot Waters. With a Lotterwest grant we purchased a modified sea container and numerous other items to create a wonderful setup for growing plants, rushes and sedges for the future.

BPG after 27 years has about 45 members and has planted over 13,000 trees. The Ashfield Flats area looks great and gives us a tremendous feeling of satisfaction.

Balingup Friends of the Forest


Preserve and restore the diversity, health and extent of the native forests and wildlife in the general vicinity of Balingup.

Respond to the Department of Conservation and Land Management's (CALM) statutory requirements for public consultation on proposed management plans, and participate in the consultative process adopted in CALM's overall objective for the management of native forest in the Forest Management Plan 1994-2003.

Assist members of the Donnybrook-Balingup Shire to participate in CALM's planning for and management of public lands, in particular those members of the local community adjacent to the Kerr State forest who will be affected by CALM's operations, including logging activities

Seek the reservation of Kerr State forest as a nature reserve.

Foster ecotourism in the Donnybrook-Balingup Shire by seeking the protection of the visual and recreational amenity of native forests and their wildlife values and the accrual of associated social and economic benefits to the local community.

Postal address:
PO Box 141 Balingup,
WA, 6253 Australia
(08) 9756 2004

Website (out of date)


Avon Valley Environmental Society Inc

This organisation primarily act as watchdogs that monitor all activities in relation to the health of the environment within the catchment area of the Avon River. We act on any threat that may be made on our environment by way of education and conciliation.

The Intent of Avon Valley Environmental Society inc.:

* Educate the public of the importance of looking after the environment in which we live and work

Accomplishments of Avon Valley Environmental Society inc.:

* Earth Solutions Expo August 2007.
* Successfully lobbied the local Shire to introduce Recycling Waste Collections.
* Organised and Funded Scientific Health Survey of the Avon River within the confines of the Town of Northam.


Australian Youth Climate Coalition

"We believe that climate change is the single greatest threat facing humanity, and puts young people and future generations at risk. We also believe that addressing the climate crisis is our biggest opportunity to create a world that is more sustainable, just and fair.

We believe that the only way to solve the climate crisis is through a social movement - a groundswell of support and momentum that is powerful enough to inspire the change we need and hold decision-makers to account. This will require thousands of people committed to changing hearts and minds and willing to take deep action."