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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 - email@example.com; 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: Kate Goodman - firstname.lastname@example.org; Friends of Booragoon & Blue Gum Lakes
Friends of Gabbiljee (Bull Creek Catchment )
This group works in Bull Creek Reserve doing wetland and upland restoration. They try to meet on the first Saturday and the third Sunday of each month.
Current Convenor: Wendy Corrick - email@example.com; 0408 653 652; Friends of Gabbiljee
Friends of Harry Sandon
This is a small group who are the eyes and ears of Harry Sandon Reserve, Attadale.
Current Convenor: Samantha Cullen - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
This group works in Robert Weir Park, Leeming, doing restoration works. They conduct annual planting days each year.
Current Convenor: Jeff Mengler - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.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 - firstname.lastname@example.org; Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group.
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 - email@example.com; 9364 0695; Volunteer 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Bill Brown
This group works in Bill Brown Reserve, Leeming, doing restoration works. They conduct annual planting events.
Current Convenor: Barbara King - email@example.com
Friends of Wal Hughes
This group works in Wal Hughes Reserve, Attadale, doing restoration works. They conduct annual planting events.
Current Convenor: George Panayotou - firstname.lastname@example.org