Our Programs

From the coast to the classroom and the bush to our backyards

 

Nature Conservation runs a range of programs to educate the community in the Margaret River region. Plus, we carry out and coordinate meaningful on-ground work to protect and enhance biodiversity and the environment.

Environmental education 

Our environmental eduction programs foster our future environmental stewards, inspiring children to value, respect and care for nature. They include:

Our Patch works with more than 500 Year 3 and Year 6 students from 8 local primary schools in the region.

Adopt a Spot connects local schools to an area of bush, river or coast that students become custodians of.

Educational Marine Areas program inspires our young people to care for the coast and ocean. 

Wooditjup Bilya:

Conserving the Margaret River

This collaborative program is about caring for Wooditjup Bilya or the Margaret River – one of the healthiest rivers in WA’s South-West but a waterway under significant pressure. We work with Wadandi custodians, government, community groups and schools to implement the Wooditjup Bilya Protection Strategy.  

Weed control

Environmental weeds are a significant threat to the unique biodiversity of the Margaret River region. Nature Conservation and its partners have developed a regional environmental weed strategy to focus and coordinate control efforts, while our Arum Lily Blitz has been a huge success in engaging landholders to fight this toxic weed. 

Caring for coast

The coastline of the Margaret River region is famous for outstanding natural beauty, fishing, surfing, diving, hiking and more. But growing use by locals and tourists combined with threats like climate change are taking a toll. We run regular planting, brushing and volunteer coast care days, and support community groups, schools, volunteer and coastal groups with coastal restoration projects. 

Protecting biodiversity and habitat

Habitat loss and fragmentation are major contributors to biodiversity decline across the region, with many fauna species once widespread now rare or restricted in range. We work with landholders to improve management of remnant bushland, habitat values, species richness, ecosystem resilience and linkages for wildlife. 

Address

Community Resource Centre
33 Tunbridge Street
Margaret River WA 6285

Postal Address

PO Box 1749 
Margaret River WA. 6285

Contact Us

Phone: (08) 9757 2202
Email: info@natureconservation.org.au