The 2016-17 year was an exciting one! We entered the year as Cape to Cape Catchments Group and exited as Nature Conservation Margaret River Region.
Read our 2016-17 Annual Report as presented to our Annual General Meeting on Monday 11 December 2017.
Nature Conservation with the help of local volunteers has finished another year of conservation work to protect the critically endangered Margaret River Hairy Marron. Learn more about this year's conservation work and it's outcomes in the 2017 Hairy Marron Community Update.
On Friday 8 December 2017 upper primary students from Cowaramup to Augusta gathered with invited guests to view the "Our Patch" Movie Matinee at the Margaret River Cultural Centre.
Nature Conservation has met with WA Environment Minister Hon. Stephen Dawson to discuss its concerns about arum lily infestations in the south west.
Nature Conservation has secured 2017/18 funding from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River's Environmental Management Fund to continue a number of its conservation activities in partnership with the Shire.
Nature Conservation's Chair, Dr Boyd Wykes was honoured to present the prize of the Margaret River Wine Association's 50th Anniversary Wine Label Art Exhibition to Mary-Lynne Stratton. Proceeds from the auction of this art piece will support Nature Conservation’s work.
On Wednesday 20 September Nature Conservation teamed up with the Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry for its second annual environment celebration. A successful evening demonstrating that the protection of our local environment matters to our business community.
Our Nature Conservation launch in late May 2017 was an overwhelming success. We are now working hard to grow our organisation. Learn more about the strategic directions of the organisation since the launch.
The Augusta Margaret River Shire’s Draft Community Strategic Plan 2036 has recently been out for final community comment and has strong environmental themes. Following a year of workshops, Councillors met in August to finalise a draft plan.
Transitioning a grant-based catchments group to achieve Nature Conservation’s ambitious goals is a lot like renovating a house while living in it. We must sustain our traditional program of grant-funded projects while at the same time finding the capacity to promote a community-wide conservation culture based on community support and partnerships. We are making steady progress but the growing pains are apparent when we push too hard.
Join Nature Conservation to protect black cockatoos in the Margaret River region by participating in Birdlife Australia's 2018 Great Cocky Count on Sunday 8 April 2018. You can also attend our upcoming workshop to hear about black cockatoo conservation and get pointers for the Great Cocky Count.
Join Nature Conservation for its Annual Fundraiser at the Cape Mentelle Outdoor Movie Venue on Sunday 11 February. For the 4th year Cape Mentelle Wines is generously supporting Nature Conservation will the screening of the documentary 'BLUE'.
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.
Join the Margaret River community to celebrate and showcase Margaret River Wine at the Margaret River 50th Anniversary Wine Fair. Proceeds from this community event will support Nature Conservation's local conservationprograms.