Environmental Friends Groups

Melville has hundreds of volunteers from the local area who help on a regular basis to undertake work in the City's lovely bushland, wetland and river foreshore reserves. These groups work in conjunction with the City of Melville to undertake a variety of activities, including collecting seed for revegetation, planting activities in Winter and removing weeds from certain areas. These local people have a great deal of enthusiasm and experience in working in your local bush or foreshore, and are always looking for extra hands. More information is available in the Friends Group Manual.

Most groups have a fun, social aspect to them and involve getting school groups and others involved in helping to preserve the environment.

For details contact the City of Melville's Environmental Community Liaison Officer on 9364 0695 or the Group Coordinators of the specific group you are interested in.

Current Groups

Bicton Environmental Action Group

This groups works in Blackwall Reach Reserve and along the river foreshore at Blackwall Reach Parade, doing restoration and erosion control works. They hold regular workdays and planting days throughout the year.

Current Convenor: Peter Neesham - pneesham1@hotmail.com; 0439 467 855

Friends of Attadale Foreshore

This group works in Attadale Conservation Reserve, Attadale, doing restoration works. They hold regular workdays and planting days throughout the year.

Current Convenor: Mike Nichol - foaf@iinet.net.au; 9330 4353

Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes

This group works in both Booragoon and Blue Gum Lake, doing wetland restoration works. They hold regular workdays and planting days throughout the year.

Current Convenor: Mary-Ann Oliver - molly.olly1@bigpond.com; 9316 9716; Friends of Booragoon & Blue Gum Lakes

Friends of Bull Creek Catchment

This group work in Bull Creek Reserve doing wetland restoration. They meet on the first Saturday of each month.

Current Convenor: Wendy Corrick - wendy.corrick@iinet.net.au; 9332 3652 or 0408 653 652; Friends of Bull Creek Catchment

Friends of Harry Sandon

This is a small group who are the eyes and ears of Harry Sandon Reserve, Attadale.

Current Convenor: Samantha Cullen - cullenfamily@iinet.net.au

Friends of Ken Hurst Park

This groups works in City's largest reserve, Ken Hurst Park, doing restoration, seeding and wildflower walks. They conduct planting and workdays throughout the year.

Current Convenor: Eddy Wajon - wajonpub@bigpond.com

Friends of Quenda Wetland

The Murdoch University Environmental Science Association (MUEnSA) host an annual planting day at Quenda Wetland to restore the area.

Current Convenor: MUEnSA president - muensa@gmail.com

Friends of Red Gum Park

This group are the eyes and ears of Red Gum Park, and do infrequent maintenance of the Marri trees planted here.

Current Convenor: Philip Jennings - helga.jennings2@gmail.com

Friends of William Hall Park

This is a small group who work doing annual planting and maintenance of William Hall Park, Leeming.

Current Convenor: Margaret Kingsbury - marg_k@bigpond.com

Friends of Wireless Hill

This groups works in Wireless Hill Park doing restoration and wildflower walks. They conduct planting and workdays throughout the year.

Current Convenor: Kate Creed - kate.creed@optusnet.com.au

Greening Leeming

This group works in Robert Weir Park, Leeming, doing restoration works. They conduct annual planting days each year.

Current Convenor: Jeff Mengler - jrjvmengler@hotmail.com

Reg Seal Regeneration Group

This group works in Reg Seal Park doing restoration works. They conduct annual planting days and regular maintenance of the bushland area.

Current Convenor: David Jefferies - cdgardencity@bigpond.com

Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group

This group works in multiple areas along the Swan River, including around Alfred Cove Marine Park in Attadale. They conduct planting and workdays throughout the year.

Current Convenor: SERAG Chairperson - swanestuaryreserves@gmail.com; Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group oneillc@westnet.com.au.

Piney Lakes Bushcrew

This group works on a Friday morning at Piney Lakes Reserve, in conjunction with the Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre.

Current Contact: Brian Walker - brian.walker@melville.wa.gov.au; 9364 0794Volunteer at Piney Lakes

Friends of Hatfield Park

This group works in Hatfield Park, Booragoon, doing restoration works. They conduct annual planting events.

Current Convenor: Andrew Jarvis - rjandaj@bigpond.net.au

Friends of Bill Brown

This group works in Bill Brown Reserve, Leeming, doing restoration works. They conduct annual planting events.

Current Convenor: Barbara King - b.a.king@iinet.net.au

Friends of Wal Hughes

This group works in Wal Hughes Reserve, Attadale, doing restoration works. They conduct annual planting events.

Current Convenor: George Panayotou - george@chevron.com

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