Environmental Volunteer Groups

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.

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. Coming soon

Date: TBA

Venue: Old Midland Courthouse, Helena Street, 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. Coming soon

Date: Monday, 20 August 2018, 7:00pm,

Monday, 15 October 2018, 7:00pm

VenueOctagonal Hall, 52 McGlew Road, Glen Forrest



Jaya Vaughan - (08) 9424 2245 or email jaya.Vaughan@emrc.org.au
Friends of Piesse Brook Inc. Coming soon

Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 7:00pm

Venue: Contact Karen Warner for details

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

Lower Helena Association Inc. Coming soon

Dates: Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 6:30pm 

Venue: Contact Rebecca Ludemann for details

Rebecca Ludemann - 0400 327 466 or email rebeccaludemann@yahoo.com.au
Jane Brook Catchment Group Inc. Coming soon

Date: Thursday, 23 August 2018, 7:00pm

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 7:00pm

Venue: Mundaring Sharing Centre, 3 Craigie Place, Mundaring

Jaya Vaughan - (08) 9424 2245 or email jaya.Vaughan@emrc.org.au
Susannah Brook Catchment Group Inc. Coming soon

Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018, 6:30pm

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 6:30pm

Venue: Mundaring Sharing Centre, 3 Craigie Place, Mundaring, 7:00pm

Nicole Arielli - (08) 9424 2262 or email Nicole.arielli@emrc.org.au

Contact Details

Kate Malden Administration Officer, Regional Services

Phone: (08) 9424 2216

E-mail: environment@emrc.org.au