Support to Friends of Reserves

Nature Conservation continues to support Friends of Reserves Groups through funding from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s Environmental Management Fund.

Staff are working with 5 established groups caring for the A Class Reserve, Barrett Street Reserve, Riverslea Reserves, Gracetown Foreshore and a section of the Wadandi Track in Cowaramup.

Working bees are being organised with all groups undertaking a range of activities including strategic planning, wildflower walks, bird walks, revegetation, dune stabilization, Western ringtail possum monitoring, and priority environmental weed control.

The objective of the support is to assist groups with technical advice, annual works program planning, coordination of on ground rehabilitation activities and sourcing of funding to undertake works. Nature Conservation aims to assist these volunteer groups to become self sufficient in the long term.

A Friends of Reserves Forum is scheduled for the June 2018. The forum will allow groups to come together to network, share information and learn from each other. Getting groups together will also provide an opportunity for Nature Conservation to learn what groups need in terms of additional support.

Project Officer: Drew McKenzie