Things to do at Piney Lakes

There are a number of things you can do at Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre. We hold regular events and workshops, run shool excursions and offer opportunities to volunteer. There are also several walking trails and a community garden nearby. Explore all that Piney Lakes has to offer below.

Events at Piney Lakes

We hold a variety of events for all ages at Piney Lakes including play groups, workshops, group walks and more, all centered around environmental issues, sustainability, nature and wildlife. 

Check our calendar for current and upcoming events

Buds n Blooms Nature Play Group

Enjoy guided activities with an experienced facilitator, pick from our vegetable beds, feed the worms, water and plant seeds, play at the mud kitchen, sing songs and enjoy morning tea in the amphitheatre.
 
See event for full details

Tales and Trails Storytime

Join us for a nature themed story time followed by a short bushwalk around Piney Lakes Reserve (something different each session!)
 
See event for full details

Piney Lakes Community Garden

Interested in joining a community of like-minded people who grow edible plants, fruit and veggies?
 
Piney Lakes Community Garden is run by members of the community for the community. The garden enables great connections to be fostered, with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. It is open to anyone interested in sustainability and natural approaches to gardening. The spaces are subject to availability.
 
Open days are held on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month from 9.00am to 11.00am. Come along to meet members, learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetable, take home herbs and plants (for a small donation), and view the compost and worm farm facilities.
 
To arrange a visit or for more information on how to join, contact pineylakescg@gmail.com or find them on Facebook. To find other community gardens, visit Community Gardens WA.

Walking Trails

There are several educational trails and self-guided tours of varying length and accessibility around Piney Lakes Reserve.

See the interactive map or download the walking trails brochure for more information.

If you're interested in contributing to scientific research while on one of our walking trails, consider participating in a citizen science project as you walk. 

Melville Repair Lab

Melville Repair Lab is a free drop-in event where volunteers offer their time and skills to help community members fix broken belongings, saving them from landfill. Volunteers are skilled in repairing electrical appliances, textiles, household items, bicycles and more.

Volunteer at Piney Lakes 

We have a number of volunteer opportunities at Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre for those who are interested in the environment, environmental sustainability and environmental education.

Please see the below opportunities for more information and how to express your interest. If you are unable to volunteer with us you can also contribute to local environmental protection by participating in a citizen science project.

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