Join an Environmental Volunteer Group

Community Groups

Eastern Regions Natural Resource Management Officers work in partnership to support a large, active and diverse community network. The network comprises of over 130 Friends of Groups and four Catchment Groups throughout the City of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan. In total there are over 1,700 volunteers contributing 30,000 volunteer hours per annum toward environmental projects. The level of community participation for these environmental restoration and land care activities are amongst the highest in Australia.

The City of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan have a number of Friends of Groups and Catchment Groups that are interested in new members. Being a member of these groups means you can learn more about bush and river restoration in a social atmosphere, with the satisfaction of knowing you have contributed to the improvement of your local environment.

Contact Details

Kate Malden Administration Officer, Regional Services

Phone: (08) 9424 2216


Creating a Capable Community in NRM

In April 2017, the EMRC launched a Community Capability project to provide targeted skills development to the region's environmental volunteers, support recruitment of new volunteers and provide on ground assistance and administration assistance. The project is supported by grant funding from the Western Australian Government's State Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program and includes a dedicated Community Engagement Officer. The program will provide added support to the existing 1700 volunteers to produce an expanded, more engaged, capable and proactive community working together. Improved knowledge and understanding of ecosystem processes and practical ways to conserve, maintain and improve these attributes, will be boosted through the delivery of a number of Bush Skills workshops over the course of the 3 year project grant.

Contact Details

Nicole Arielli, Community Engagement Officer

Phone: (08) 9424 2262


Catchment Group Meeting Dates

Catchment Groups meet bi-monthly. Meeting dates and venues will be added to the below table when available.

Catchment Group Meeting Date Venue Contact
Blackadder Woodbridge Catchment Group Inc. Thursday, 8 March 2018, 6:30pm Old Midland Courthouse, Helena Street, Midland Karen Warner - (08) 9424 2242 or email
Helena River Catchment Group Inc. TBC Octagonal Hall, 52 McGlew Road, Glen Forrest Jaya Vaughan - (08) 9424 2245 or email
Friends of Piesse Brook Saturday, 17 February 2018, 11:00am TBC Miroslav Vujaklija - (08) 9424 2264 or email
Lower Helena Association Inc. Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 6:30pm TBC Rebecca Ludemann - 0400 327 466 or email
Jane Brook Catchment Group Thursday, 22 February 2018, 7:00pm Mundaring Sharing Centre, 3 Craigie Place, Mundaring, 7:00pm Jaya Vaughan - (08) 9424 2245 or email
Susannah Brook Catchment Group Thursday, 25 January 2018, 6:30pm Mundaring Sharing Centre, 3 Craigie Place, Mundaring, 7:00pm Nicole Arielli - (08) 9424 2262 or email

Contact Details

Jaya Vaughan, Environmental Projects Officer 

Phone: (08) 9424 2245