Our Mission

Since 2002 Nature Conservation has worked to design and develop effective and sustainable solutions to key environmental challenges facing the Margaret River region, south-west Australia. Formerly known as the Cape to Cape Catchments Group, the organisation leverages the strength of the regional community by raising awareness, inspiring commitment and empowering action on behalf of the environment. It does this by combining grassroots community support with sound conservation science and pragmatic policy initiatives.

Nature Conservation is committed to community consultation, collaborative partnerships and an apolitical, results-oriented approach to conservation. It encourages and facilitates community engagement in caring for terrestrial, aquatic and coastal ecosystems essential to the health and resilience of the Margaret River region environment.

Our Programs at a glance

People for Nature

Inspiring and supporting environmental stewardship

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Conserving the Margaret River

Protecting the unique values of the Margaret River

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Caring for Coast

Supporting community efforts to protect coastal ecosystems

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Coordinated Weed Control

Controlling environmental weeds to protect biodiversity

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Managing Bushland for Wildlife

Building habitat resilience and linkages for fauna

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Threatened Species Protection

Protecting wildlife at risk in the region

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Environmental Education

Connecting young people to nature and fostering our future environmental stewards

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You can help

Nature Conservation depends on the generosity of people like you to assist with our work in protecting the Margaret River region environment. Your support is greatly appreciated. We take seriously our responsibility to spend your tax-deductible donation wisely.

To earn and retain your trust we have developed policies and procedures to ensure all our processes have high standards of transparency, integrity and accountability. Our donation process is designed to ensure all personal and financial information is kept safe and secure.



Your time is one of the greatest gifts you can give to the Margaret River region environment. Volunteering for Nature Conservation provides an opportunity to repay nature for some of the enjoyment you derive from it. There are also other unexpected benefits. Volunteers often get just as much from volunteering as the cause they serve.

We have interesting, rewarding opportunities for volunteers to contribute to on ground conservation field activities and participate in citizen science programs. If you are not interested in outdoor activities we also require volunteers to help out in our office assisting with member support, helping coordinate our programs, undertaking data management and helping out with events.


Become a Member

Support the work of Nature Conservation by becoming a Member. Paid-up members do much more than just help keep the lights on; they are an important measure of the organisation’s credibility.


Upcoming Events

  • Passel Estate Nature Conservation Volunteer Event

    Join the owners of Passel Estate for a morning of Nature Conservation. Help with planting a variety of native tube stocks to rehabilitate the creek line and bushland corridors at the estate, to create a more ideal environment for the critically endangered Western Ringtail Possums that have been released, as well as the other native species that live in the bushland reserve.


  • State NRM Community Stewardship Grants – Information Sessions

    The 2018 State NRM Program Funding Round is just around the corner. Join us in Margaret River on 15 June to hear about the new round and changes to the program guidelines. Could be you chance to learn how to secure funding for your next environmental project.


  • Friends of Reserves Networking Forum – 29 May

    If you are involved with a local Friends of Reserves Group in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River caring for our local environment or would like to link up with one, come along to our Friends of Reserves Networking Forum. Learn from other groups, brainstorm ideas and tell us how we can help.


  • Owl Conservation in the Margaret River region – Friday 18 May

    The secrets of our little known SW Masked Owl are being uncovered by Nature Conservation Board members and bird enthusiasts Boyd Wykes and Steve Castan. Their magnificently illustrated presentation on two season’s of dedicated private research, will be followed by a call to action on use of mouse and rat poisons by ECU researcher Mike Lohr.