Environmental Volunteer Groups

Community Groups

Natural Resource Management Officers and Environmental Officers in the Eastern Region 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.

Community Groups are supported by the EMRC and the Community Capability project which provides targeted skills development to the region's environmental volunteers, supports recruitment of new volunteers and provides 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.

Catchment Groups

The EMRC supports a number of Catchment Groups that are interested in recruiting  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 the local environment. The City of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan support a number of smaller ‘Friends of’ groups who are also interested in new members. If you are interested in volunteering or knowing more about these groups please contact the EMRC.

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

Catchment Group  Flyer Next Meeting Website and Facebook Contact
Blackadder Woodbridge Catchment Group Inc. BWCG Brochure

Date:  Monday

Date: 1 July 2019

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: Anglican Church, Ascension Hall, 17 Spring Park Road, Midland

www.facebook.com/BWCatchmentGroup/

bwcg.atspace.com/aboutus

Karen Warner - (08) 9424 2242 or email Karen.Warner@emrc.org.au
Helena River Catchment Group Inc. HRCG Brochure

Day: Monday

Dates:

19 August

21 October

2 December

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Venue: Octagonal Hall, 52 McGlew Road, Glen Forrest


https://www.facebook.com/HelenaRiverCG

Karen Warner - (08) 9424 2242 or email environment@emrc.org.au

Friends of Piesse Brook Inc. Brochure FoPB

Day: Wednesday

Dates

14 August

16 October

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Contact Karen Warner for details

Karen Warner - (08) 9424 2242 or email environment@emrc.org.au

Lower Helena Association Inc. Brochure LHA

Day: Tuesday 

Dates

17 September

19 November

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Venue: Contact Karen Warner for details

https://www.facebook.com/lowerhelena/ 

Karen Warner - (08) 9424 2242 or email environment@emrc.org.au

Jane Brook Catchment Group Inc. JBCG Brochure

Day: Thursday 

Dates: 

22 August  - AGM

24 October

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: Mundaring Sharing Centre, 3 Craigie Place, Mundaring

https://www.facebook.com/janebrookcg/

Kathryn Johnson - (08) 9424 2245 or email kathryn.johnson@emrc.org.au
Susannah Brook Catchment Group Inc. SBCG Brochure

Day: Wednesday

Date

24 July 2019 - AGM

Time: 6:30pm

Venue:  Contact Kathryn Johnson for details 

https://www.facebook.com/SusannahBrookCatchmentGroup

Kathryn Johnson - (08) 9424 2245 or email kathryn.johnson@emrc.org.au

Contact Details

Natasha Jones - Administration Officer, Regional Services

Phone: (08) 9424 2216

E-mail: environment@emrc.org.au