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  • Nature Conservation urges community to have input to Draft Planning Strategy

    The Draft Leeuwin Naturaliste Sub-regional Planning Strategy is available for public comment until 15 December 2017. Nature Conservation urges the community to review the Draft Strategy and complete the online survey.

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  • Nature Conservation meets with WA Environment Minister to discuss arum lily

    Nature Conservation has met with WA Environment Minister Hon. Stephen Dawson to discuss its concerns about arum lily infestations in the south west.

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  • Partnerships with the Shire supported by its Environmental Management Fund

    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.

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  • 50th Anniversary Wine Label Art Exhibition supports Nature Conservation

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Events

  • Nature Conservation Volunteer Events

    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.

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  • Nature Conservation’s AGM – 11th December

    Join Nature Conservation's Board and staff at its 2017 Annual General Meeting - Monday 11 December 4.00 - 6.00 pm at Nature Conservation Offices, Margaret River Community Resource Centre, 33 Tunbridge Street, Margaret River.

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  • Margaret River 50th Anniversary Community Wine Fair – 10th December POSTPONED UNTIL 2018

    Join the Margaret River community to celebrate and showcase Margaret River Wine at the Margaret River 50th Anniversary Wine Fair. Proceeds from the gate will go to Nature Conservation Margaret River Region.

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Nature Conservation Volunteer Events

    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.

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