The City of Stirling strongly encourages and supports the efforts of the two Coastcare groups and six Bushcare volunteer conservation groups whose combined efforts greatly assist the City in the restoration and management of our natural areas.

The role of conservation volunteers

The City of Stirling manages 616 hectares of bushland, 37 wetlands and 6.7km of coastal dunes and beaches stretching northwards from Peasholm Street Dog Beach to Watermans Bay. The eastern extent of the City extends inland to Mirrabooka, Dianella and Mount Lawley.

With such a big job on our hands we strongly encourage and support the efforts of our community-based volunteer conservation groups whose combined efforts greatly assist the City in the restoration and management of our natural areas.

There are two Coastcare groups and six Bushcare groups operating in the City of Stirling.

Depending on the season and the nature of the reserve they have adopted, conservation volunteer groups undertake a variety of tasks:
  • Planting in winter
  • Weeding in spring and summer
  • Community information days and guided public walks throughout the year
  • Clean-up days and rubbish collection busy bees.

They also assist the City's conservation staff to identify conservation needs and issues within their respective sites.

If you wish to be a part of a conservation volunteer group, or to assist them on one of their activity days, please:

  • Refer to the list below to find one that is the most appropriate for you
  • Consult the calendar for upcoming community group events
  • Register your interest online (PDF) or call (08) 9205 8665.
Become a City of Stirling Conservation Volunteer
 

City of Stirling Coastcare and Bushcare groups

West Coastcare

Operating at Mettams Pool and Watermans Bay
Conservation work dates

Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare

Operating at Watermans Bay and North Beach
Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare website

Friends of Lake Gwelup

Operating at Lake Gwelup Reserve
Friends of Lake Gwelup website

Friends of Trigg Bushland

Operating in the Duart Arnott and Elliot Road portions of Trigg Bushland Reserve
Friends of Trigg Bushland website

Friends of Star Swamp

Operating in Star Swamp Reserve
Friends of Star Swamp website

Friends of Dianella Bushlands

Operating in the Dianella area, predominantly Cottonwood Crescent Bushland Reserve

Friends of Inglewood Triangle

Operating in Inglewood Triangle Reserve bordered by Walter Road, Hamer Parade and Eighth Avenue, Inglewood

Friends of Sandover Reserve

Operating in Sandover Reserve bordered by Sandover Drive, Karrinyup

Contact us

For further information please contact City's Environmental Officer Natural Areas via email stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au or on (08) 9205 8555.