The Augusta Margaret River community takes pride in the natural environment, demonstrated by a huge number of successful community-led and Shire-led initiatives focused on conservation, rehabilitation, and sustainability.As a globally certified ECO Destination that lies within an internationally recognised Global Biodiversity Hotspot, the Shire provides funding and support to the many local conservation groups who help look after this precious environment.
The Shire works closely with Traditional Owners and the two catchment groups – Nature Conservation Margaret River and Lower Blackwood Landcare – to make a positive impact at a wider scale. On individual reserves across the shire, ongoing work is undertaken both by Friends of Reserve groups and directly by the Shire.
For those interested in volunteering with a Friends of Reserve group there are a range to choose from, spread across the shire. Each of these 11 volunteer groups focuses on their patch to make significant contributions to enhance and protect the high biodiversity values in our reserves. The Shire supports these efforts with technical advice, training, and resources.
The hard work to safeguard our amazing natural environment includes:
- Environmental monitoring
- Weed control
- Flora and fauna surveys
- Interpretative signage and pamphlets
- Seed collection
- Rubbish removal
- Community education
- Dieback management
- Citizen science projects
The Shire takes seriously the responsibility to care for this delicate environment and is proud to work alongside a passionate community towards a healthy environment.
To join a Friends of Reserves group and become an environmental volunteer, please contact the Shire at [email protected]
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