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This website is a first stop for obtaining information about Nature Conservation’s recent headline news and our activities as communicated through our notices of events.

  • Celebrating biodiversity month with the Chamber of Commerce

    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.


  • Nature Conservation is finding its feet

    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.

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  • Environment high on the Agenda in Draft Shire Strategies

    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.

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  • A word from our Chair

    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.

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  • Awards for local environmental champions

    Nature Conservation was very proud to present the Excellence in the Environment Award at the Telstra Margaret River Business Awards at a gala event on 7 August at the Margaret River Cultural Centre.


  • Regional tourism and conservation alliance

    A Memorandum of Understanding has been established between The Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association (MRBTA) and Nature Conservation Margaret River Region (Nature Conservation) with the aim of further protecting the natural environment of the Margaret River region.

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  • Launch of Nature Conservation

    The organisation formerly known as Cape to Cape Catchments Group (CCG) unveiled its new name and branding to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters at Voyager Estate on Thursday 25 May.

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Current and scheduled events

Listed below are current and proposed environment-related events in the Margaret River region. Register now or contact us on (08) 9757 2202 or at [email protected] for full details.

  • Surface Water Management Presentation – 2nd November

    Hear from scientists from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on surface water management in the Margaret River region. Presentations will provide updates on monitoring, evaluation, modelling and allocation processes undertaken by the Department.


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  • Spring Western Ringtail Possum Tally – 21st Sept to 21st Oct

    Nature Conservation is teaming up with GeoCatch for the Spring Western Ringtail Possum Tally across the Margaret River and Busselton regions.

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