What's on

The River Guardians program delivers a great range of fun and educational events to the community each year. Keep up to date with what’s happening around the Swan Canning Riverpark here.

#didyouknow there are 20-25 dolphins living in the Swan and Canning rivers?

Dolphin Watch volunteers and scientists from Murdoch and Curtin Universities have been studying them for quite some time.

Come and join us for an informative morning and learn all about the dolphins. 
There are short videos, prizes to be won and you'll get to hear from the dolphin experts!

We will show you how you can help keep the rivers healthy for them.

This event is also an opportunity for anyone (16yrs and over) to become a Dolphin Watch volunteer.

Date: Saturday 5 August
Time: 9.30am -12noon
Venue: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, 17 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington. 

Please REGISTER for the event. 

Morning tea is provided! 

NOTE: This event is for ages 16 years and over only. 

Planting - Friends of Bennett Brook - Simla Dryland

Date: Saturday 29th July 2017
Time: 9am - 12noon
Location: Parking on Simla Place, Caversham

These are all dryland sites so wear long pants and enclosed shoes. Bring along water and gardening gloves if you have them.

If you need help finding the planting area, or will be arriving later than 9am, please contact John on 0488 629 226.

National Tree Day event with City of Armadale. Planting seedlings along the Canning River. Meet at Rushton Park in Kelsmcott.

Date and time: Saturday 29th July, 9:00am - 12:00

Morning tea is provided.

Rushon Park, Orlando St, Kelmscott

Please bring your own gloves, water bottle and wear appropriate clothing for the weather (eg. long sleeve shirts, raincoats, hats, gumboots)

Join the Helena River Catchment Group for a busy bee along Helena Valley Road to tackle an area of Buckthorn, a weed that has been invading the Helena River bushland in recent years.

Date: Saturday 29th July 2017
Time: 10am - 12 noon
What to bring: Friends and family! Many hands make light work! Loppers and gloves. Wear gardening clothes suitable for the weather on the day, closed in shoes and a hat.

Light refreshments will be available

For more information please contact Penny Hussey 9299 7024

National Tree Day event with City of Gosnells. Planting seedlings along the Canning River. Meet off Astley St near Verna St.

Date and time: Sunday 30th July, 9:00am - 12:00

Astley St Reserve, Astley St, Gosnells

Morning tea is provided.

Please bring your own gloves, water bottle and wear appropriate clothing for the weather (eg. long sleeve shirts, raincoats, hats, gumboots)

Please join Minister Frydenberg at the announcement of $1.1 million of funding for Stage Two of the Swan Canning River Recovery Project on Monday 31st July.

We would like to invite River Guardians members to attend the event, co-hosted by Perth NRM, which will involve an inspection of Stage One of the project (weather dependent) followed by an afternoon tea.

Date: Monday 31st July
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Venue: Canning River Eco Education Centre, Cnr Kent St & Queens Park Road, Wilson
RSVP: Thursday 27 July to abi.smalley@perthnrm.com

Planting - Friends of Bennett Brook - Coonawarra Gully

Date: Saturday 5 August 2017
Time: 9am - 12noon
Location: Parking on Lombady Crescent or Simla Place, Caversham. 

These are all dryland sites so wear long pants and enclosed shoes. Bring along water and gardening gloves if you have them.

If you need help finding the planting area, or will be arriving later than 9am, please contact John on 0488 629 226.