Latest News

  • Gardening Australia features Owl Friendly Margaret River Campaign

    Nature Conservation’s Co-Deputy Chair Dr Boyd Wykes and the Owl Friendly Margaret River campaign featured on Gardening Australia on Friday 4 June.


  • Nature Conservation Margaret River Region Appoints New CEO

    With the appointment of Pip Close as their new CEO, Nature Conservation Margaret River Region is set to play a significantly expanded environmental leadership role in the region and in the state.


  • Calling all gardeners in the Margaret River Region to give nature a helping hand

    Residents across the Margaret River region are mobilising as part of a new environmental initiative to help nature in their suburban backyards, bush blocks and rural properties.


  • Keep your pets away and let the possums play

    You will be seeing these ‘Pets away, possums play’ stickers appearing on bins around Margaret River this month as Nature Conservation begins rolling out a new campaign as another step in protecting the critically endangered western ringtail possum.


  • Community input on coastal code sought

    Do you care about the Capes Coast and want to protect it for your children and grandchildren? Join Nature Conservation Margaret River Region, coastcarers and coastal user groups to explore a community driven Capes Coastal Code to inspire respect and care for our coast.


  • Staff Position Available – Chief Executive Officer

    Nature Conservation Margaret River Region is seeking applications for a new Chief Executive Officer to expand the organisation's environmental leadership role and environmental outcomes for the Margaret River region.

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  • Arum Lily Blitz engages over 1000 landowners

    Excellent progress has been made in the second year of the three year Arum Lily Blitz with over 1000 landowners engaged in the project. The level of interest and commitment we’ve seen in the last two years inspires us to believe we can achieve the vision of arum lily being controlled in our region to protect biodiversity, agriculture and visual landscape values.


  • Nature Conservation 2019-20 Annual Report now available

    Acting Chair, Mandi McCluskey presented Nature Conservation's 2019-20 Annual Report to members, supporters and colleagues at the organisations 2020 Annual General Meeting last night at Fair Harvest Permaculture in Margaret River.


  • Plover Pale Ale supports our local hoodies

    The Margaret River Brewhouse has made a generous donation to local conservation with their recent Plover Pale Ale campaign.
    The rebadging of Brewhouse’s popular Pale Ale has raised $2150 to assist local conservation groups improve signage about Hooded Plover conservation on local beaches.


  • Call for Nominations to join the Nature Conservation Board

    Nature Conservation Margaret River Region wishes to advise that 7 positions on its voluntary Board of Management will be declared vacant at the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Nature Conservation hereby invites nominations from members interested in joining the Board.


Upcoming Events

  • Cullen Wines Cellar Door with vineyards in front of it photographed at dusk

    Fundraising Cocktail Party – Saturday 28 August

    Nature Conservation Margaret River Region & Vanya Cullen invite you to support a very special Fundraising Cocktail Party. Enjoy Cullen’s spring tasting menu with matching wines, sparkling conversation and great music by Burke & Wise *plus* the thrill of a charity auction. Tickets are $50 per person.

    On Saturday, 28th August from 5pm to 7pm at Cullen Wines Cellar Door, 4323 Caves Road, Wilyabrup.

    Fabulous auction items include a scenic heli flight, premium wines, luxury stays, leisurely luncheons & much more! All proceeds go to Nature Conservation's coastal and land care programs at Gracetown and Cowaramup bay, so your tickets and donations are fully tax deductible.

    Tickets $50.00 each

  • Western Ringtail Possum Volunteer Planting – Sunday 27 June

    Join Nature Conservation for our annual Western ringtail possum habitat enhancement planting. This year we will be building on last year's planting along the Ashton Street Foreshore to create valuable habitat for this critically endangered species. All welcome!

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  • Breathing Life into Boodja and Live Q&A -Tuesday 13 July

    Nature Conservation Margaret River Region, the Undalup Association Inc. and the Margaret River HEART are proud to be partnering to bring the Gondwana Link film, Breathing Life into Boodja to the Margaret River Community.
    The film is a good-humoured and galvanising portrayal of farmers, scientists, environmentalists, the Aboriginal community and local groups working together for the environment and wildlife. Through restoring nature, respecting culture and renewing communities, these people and groups are leading globally significant change across southern WA.


  • Ringtail Tally 2021

    Grab your friends and family and help Nature Conservation count Western ringtail possums in the area, by joining this year’s Ringtail Tally. The Tally starts on Saturday 10th April and we ask participants to count ringtails on at least one occasion over 4 weeks, completing the Tally by Sunday 9th May.

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  • Wooditjup Bilya Community Connections – 27 March 10.00 am – 3.00 pm Rotary Park, Margaret River

    Connect with Wooditjup Bilya at this FREE Community Event for all the family. Join Nature Conservation and its partners at Rotary Park on Saturday 27 March to celebrate the Margaret River and connect with its natural and cultural values.
    Come along between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm and enjoy guided walks, information stalls, and art and entertainment. Food and drinks available.


  • Capes Coastal Forums: 17 March Yallingup and 24 March Augusta

    Do you care about the Capes Coast and want to protect it for your children and grandchildren? Join Nature Conservation Margaret River Region, coastcarers and coastal user groups to explore a community driven Capes Coastal Code to inspire respect and care for our coast


  • Nature Conservation Volunteer Opportunities

    Check in here for the latest volunteer events and opportunities and find out how to get involved in protecting nature in the Margaret River Region.