The Prohibited Burning Period for the Shire has been extended by two weeks and will aply until midnight, Tuesday 28 March 2023. No fires can be lit in open air. More information here

Friends and community groups 

There are many friends and community groups in the Augusta Margaret River region that focus their efforts on looking after our natural areas. The Shire recognises the valuable contribution volunteers make to the management and enhancement of the natural environment.

Joining a friends or community group is a great way to help protect our natural environment and meet new friends. You may be interested in forming a new Friends of reserve group in your local area.

Following is a list of Friends of Reserve Groups working in Shire reserves:

  • Augusta Coast and Landcare
  • Margaret River Coastal Residents Association
  • Friends of Barrett St Reserve
  • Friends of the Wadandi Track Cowaramup
  • Friends of Gracetown
  • Friends of Rendall Close Weir
  • Friends of Elizabeth St Reserve
  • Friends of Nguraren Kalleep Reserve 
  • Friends of Darch Brook
  • Friends of East Augusta
  • Augusta Community Nursery

The Shire is committed to supporting these groups through the provision of appropriate resources, support and advice, safe systems of work, training and volunteer recognition.

To join a group or for further information, contact the Shire [email protected]

Environmental/Community Groups Working in the Shire Include:

Nature Conservation Margaret River

Nature Conservation Margaret River leverages the strength of the regional community by raising awareness, inspiring commitment and empowering action on behalf of the environment. It does this by combining grassroots community support with sound conservation science and pragmatic policy initiatives. Find out more about their programs and how you can get involved by visiting the Nature Conservation website.

Lower Black Land Conservation District Committee (LCDC)

The Lower Blackwood LCDC works to promote a sustainable agriculture community in the Blackwood region, where sustainability is measured in economic, social and environmental terms. Find out more about their programs and how to get involved visiting the Lower Blackwood LCDC website. 

Margaret River Regional Environment Centre (MRREC)

The MRREC is a not-for-profit group based in the Cape to Cape region promoting the values of conservation and awareness of our local environment in particular and of the world environment in general. The MRREC Bush Regeneration Group is also actively undertaking bushland regeneration near Clarke Road. Find out more about their projects and how to get involved visiting the MRREC website.

Friends of the Cape to Cape Track Inc

The Friends of the Cape to Cape Track Inc. is a not for profit community group organise group walks, undertaking track maintenance and works closely with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Find out more about the organisation and how you can get involved by visiting the Friends of the Cape to Cape Track website

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