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

Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017
Time: 6 -8.30pm
Venue: Scitech, City West centre, Corner Railway Street & Sutherland Street, West Perth.

Please REGISTER for the event. 

Light refreshments are provided! 

Image by Sue Harper.

Freshwater Fauna PD
Tuesday 6 June, 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Can you name five fish species that live in freshwater? Do you know about the amazing lifecycles of Carter’s Freshwater Mussel and the Pouched Lamprey? If you don’t then this FREE Professional Development workshop is for you!

This workshop will highlight some of the freshwater fauna species that live in our freshwater ecosystems through interactive activities. It will also showcase the Freshwater Fauna Education Package (Field Guide, Brochures, Films and Teacher Guide) as a tool that we can all use to educate our students about these amazing creatures.

BONUS - DPaW is sponsoring one package per school (valued up to $180) which includes Teacher Guides, 15x Field Guides and a DVD.

Presented by SERCUL at Woodland Reserve Interpretive Centre, Whiteman Park. RSVP Essential on 9458 5664 or amykrupa@sercul.org.au

Your Garden with Josh Byrne is a free workshop series providing Perth residents with the ideas and inspiration to create a successful garden while doing your bit to help the Swan and Canning Rivers.

Planting seedlings along the Canning River. Meet at end of Pries Place.

Fancote Park Downstream. Pries Place, Kelmscott

Date and time: Thursday 15th June, 9:00am - 12:00pm

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)

The BirdLife WA Community Education Committee is holding a weekend of Winter Bird Classes at the WA ECO CENTRE, 167 Perry Lakes Drive, Floreat, WA 6014.

Presenters: Brice Wells, Frank O’Connor, Rod Smith and Georgina Steytler

Saturday – June 17th  
Photographing Birds with Rod Smith and Georgina Steytler
Shorebird Identification with Frank O’Connor

Sunday – June 18th  
Bird Identification–“Little Brown Birds” with Brice Wells
Birdwatching locations with Frank O’Connor          
CLASS:  9.00am – 12.30pm – morning tea provided
COST:  $15 per day, to be paid on the day.
VENUE: WA ECO CENTRE, 167 Perry Lakes Drive, Floreat, WA 6014.

To reserve a place: phone the BirdLife Western Australia office on 9383 7749 during office hours, Mon-Fri 9.30am – 12.30pm or email: wa@birdlife.org.au State your name, a contact number, email address and the sessions you wish to attend.

These classes are open to all and no previous bird watching experience is necessary!

Join us to help boost local biodiversity and reduce nutrients entering the Swan River. We are planting some 5000 native seedlings at Bandicoot Creek – bringing the seedling count to more than 25,000 since 2016.

Date: Saturday 17 June 2017
Time: 9am – 12noon
Location: Bandicoot Creek, Caversham (see map in flyer below)
Bring: Gardening gloves, drinking water.
Wear: Closed in shoes and weather-appropriate clothing (long sleeve shirts, raincoats, hats etc)
RSVP: Michelle Crow (08) 9278 0917 or email michelle.crow@dpaw.wa.gov.au

A light morning tea is provided. Park along Lord Street or Brookside Gardens. Look for the River Guardians flags.

To learn about the Bennett Brook Catchment, contact Melinda McAndrew melinda.mcandrew@swan.wa.gov.au or (08) 9267 9341.

Event flyer