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Caring for coastal granite communities

Caring for coastal granite communities

Areas of coastal granite are like Noah’s Arks for rare and special plants, says Nature Conservation Margaret River Region – and you’re invited to help protect them at a series of upcoming volunteer days. The community is urged to turn out to plant natives and protect...

Snake-neck turtle conservation

Snake-neck turtle conservation

Students from Margaret River Primary School are on a mission to protect our native snake-neck turtle – and they want the community to lend a hand. The Year 6 students are working with Nature Conservation Margaret River Region’s youth education program Our Patch to...

Caring for our special shore birds

Caring for our special shore birds

Do you know an oyster catcher from an osprey or a kestrel from a Pacific gull? Nature Conservation Margaret River Region’s Caring for Coast program is putting the spotlight on our region’s special coastal bird species – and wants every local to be able to identify...

Arum Lily Blitz is back!

Arum Lily Blitz is back!

Nature Conservation Margaret River Region’s Arum Lily Blitz is back, and this year there’s also a new app to help in the fight against our region’s worst invasive weed species. To kick-start the arum lily control season, Nature Conservation has launched a new mobile...

Woody weed community workshops

Woody weed community workshops

Weeds are one of the biggest threats to our region’s biodiversity and Nature Conservation Margaret River Region is running three free community workshops this month to help fight the invaders. The first workshop is Wednesday, June 5 from 10am-11.30am near the St John...

Nature the antidote to eco-anxiety

Nature the antidote to eco-anxiety

These local students aren’t just planting natives to care for our environment – they’re also getting their hands dirty in the name of mental health and fighting a growing trend of “eco-anxiety”. Nature Conservation Margaret River Region says, in a world where the...

Caring for dunes at Gas Bay

Caring for dunes at Gas Bay

These before and after shots show how Gas Bay has got its mojo back, says Nature Conservation Margaret River Region. Gas Bay is well known for its pumping beach-break waves and sweeping coastline looking south towards Boodjidup, and Gas Point is the perfect spot to...

Locals learning about Wooditjup Bilya

Locals learning about Wooditjup Bilya

Locals can learn more about the Margaret River’s unique fauna and fish from a leading river researcher at the next Friends of Wooditjup Bilya event hosted by Nature Conservation Margaret River Region. Associate Professor Stephen Beatty, the deputy director of the...

Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park needs urgent funding

Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park needs urgent funding

The beloved Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park is “underfunded and under resourced” and continual promotion of the park without significant investment in its protection and restoration is “inappropriate”. That’s the message more than 200 people heard at the latest in...

River restorers in action

River restorers in action

Nature Conservation’s latest fully booked Friends of Wooditjup Bilya event was a huge success as keen locals aged from their teens to their 80s learned how to become river restorers.  The latest Friends event featured a guided tour of river restorer Ray Swarts’...

Wooditjup Bilya planting day returns

Wooditjup Bilya planting day returns

Locals have an incredible opportunity to learn from an all-star cast of cultural and conservation experts at Nature Conservation’s biggest community volunteer planting day of the year in less than a fortnight. “This is the big one! We need all hands-on deck from our...

Fieldbook app to boost nature and biodiversity

Fieldbook app to boost nature and biodiversity

Nature Conservation Margaret River Region today launches a new mobile phone app that turns locals into citizen scientists and helps boost nature and biodiversity in our region.   Everyone is urged to download the free Fieldbook app, which allows people to record...

Give the flick to Flinders Range wattle

Give the flick to Flinders Range wattle

Have you got this woody weed growing at your place? It's a Flinders Range Wattle, which originates from South Australia and is a showy garden shrub growing to 5m. It's flowering now and can be identified by its blue-green leaves and sprays of bright yellow globular...

Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park at a crossroads

Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park at a crossroads

Nature Conservation Margaret River Region’s Environmental Sundowner Series is back with an evening that puts the spotlight on the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and how to protect it into the future. Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park – At a Crossroads will be held...

Prepare now and book in for arum lily season

Prepare now and book in for arum lily season

Our worst weed – the arum lily – doesn’t flower until spring but Nature Conservation Margaret River Region says now is the time to start preparing to tackle the toxic invaders on your property. Nature Conservation’s on-ground Bush Regeneration Team are booking in jobs...

Guided walk with river restorer

Guided walk with river restorer

The next Friends of Wooditjup Bilya event run by Nature Conservation Margaret River Region will feature a guided walk with a riverfront landholder who has turned his property into a nature and wildlife haven. Nature Conservation’s Friends of Wooditjup Bilya (Margaret...

Wadandi culture, art and nature combine

Wadandi culture, art and nature combine

Cowaramup Primary School students learned the significance of Cowaramup Bay and were left with a powerful sense of place after walking the bay’s sandy beaches and granite headland with traditional owners last week. It was part of Nature Conservation Margaret River...

World’s best surfers caring for coast in Margaret River

World’s best surfers caring for coast in Margaret River

The world’s top surfers have teamed up with Nature Conservation Margaret River Region and a swag of other local groups to care for the coast and protect the region’s beautiful beaches. Ahead of the 2024 Margaret River Pro, local coastal custodians joined surfers from...

Mountain biking and biodiversity meet

Mountain biking and biodiversity meet

Local students are grappling with the question of how nature and mountain biking can successfully coexist as part of Nature Conservation Margaret River Region’s youth education programs this year. The conservation group’s Our Patch program involves eight classes of...

Riverbank restoration course for the community

Riverbank restoration course for the community

Fair Harvest Permaculture is teaming up with Nature Conservation Margaret River Region to offer a course to the local community on repairing and rehabilitating riverbanks and wetlands. It’s aimed at landholders who live in or near a catchment area in the Margaret...

Winter paves the way for replanting

Winter paves the way for replanting

We might be in the midst of a balmy autumn, but winter is coming and that means planting and revegetation season for your property, says Nature Conservation Margaret River Region. And whether you have a suburban garden or a rural property, the conservation groups...

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