Supported by funding from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River's Environmental Management Fund, Nature Conservation currently assists a number of Friends of Reserve Groups caring for local reserves. Groups include:
Friends of A Class Reserve
Friends of Barrett Street Reserve
Friends of Riverslea Reserve
Friends of Gracetown
Friends of the Wardandi Track (Cowaramup)
There has also been interest to establish a group to manage the Elizabeth Street Reserve adjacent to the LIA in Margaret River.
Nature Conservation assists these groups by coordinating work days undertaking on ground activities (weeding, planting, rubbish collection). Groups also get the opportunity to participate in nature interpretation activities such as possum, bird and wildflower walks and undertake monitoring of the condition of their reserves.
Scheduled Working Bees - For more information contact Drew Mckenzie on 0411 515 291.
Friends of A Class Reserve - Sunday 19 November 2017 9.00 - 11.00 meet at the Rain Gardens opposite the Shell/Coles Express, Margaret River.
Friends of the Wardandi Track (Cowaramup) - Saturday 25 November 2017 9.30 -11.30 am meet on the Wardandi Track behind the Cowaramup Fire Shed, Cowaramup.
Friends of Barrett Street Reserve - Thursday 7 December 9.00 -11.00 am meet at the corner of Elva Street and Barrett Street, Margaret River
Supported by funding from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River's Environmental Management Fund, Nature Conservation has recently trained a number of local volunteers in possum surveying. Once trained these volunteers will form small teams to undertake possum surveys in priority areas of the Margaret River region. The surveys will be aimed at providing the Shire and Nature Conservation with a better picture of Western Ringtail Possum populations across the region.
There is potential to add additional volunteers to the list and for training to happen on the job. Surveying teams will be allocated sites and will be required to undertake day time and night time surveying and to upload data to the Atlas of Living Australia.
Nature Conservation has recently trained a number of local volunteers with the aim of forming a team to undertake aquatic biodiversity monitoring in the Margaret River and other streams in the region.
If you have a particular interest in native fish and crustacean and the health of our waterways there is potential to add additional volunteers to the list and for training to happen on the job.