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Nature Conservation Margaret River Region has a mammoth Mother’s Day planned with a conservation busy bee to care for Darch Brook on Sunday, May 14 from 1pm-3pm.

Mums, their families and everyone else in the community is urged to join in, with volunteers needed to care for this important tributary of the Margaret River which runs through Rapids Landing and Brookfield.

“The best Mother’s Day present is a family outing to help care for our local bushland and waterways. Led by local group the Friends of Darch Brook, we’re holding a planting day on Mother’s Day with everyone welcome and many hands needed,” says Mandy Edwards, who runs Nature Conservation’s Friends of Reserves program.

Darch Brook is a small but precious creek which is surrounded by suburbia, with local wildlife feeling the effects of habitat loss. “This waterway is in need of some love and restoration,” says Mandy. “Join us for a session of planting local natives near the creek line. It’s a simple way for us to contribute towards increasing the biodiversity of this area.

“Plus, it’s an awesome way to meet new people and a fun and unique way to spend Mother’s Day! And every mum who joins us on the day will receive a gift of some native plants for their garden.”

Afternoon tea will be provided, so for catering purposes please register your interest by emailing

Meet at the reserve on the corner of Tingle Avenue and Magpie Street. Please bring your own gloves, trowel or shovel if you have them, as well as closed shoes, sun protection and water.

This project is funded by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River’s Environmental Management Fund.