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.

Help us keep the Swan Canning Riverpark litter free.

Get involved in our annual Clean our Rivers week event. All you need is a few minutes...or a few hours...it's up to you!

Just head down to your favourite riverside location between Monday 1st to Sunday 7th February, pick up some rubbish and put it in the bin. Whether you pick up a few bits while on your morning/evening walk or jog, owhile walk the dog, or even at a spot where you play some sports, or at your local park.

If you're super organised, bring a plastic bag with you and aim to fill it up. Before you throw it in the bin, take a selfie of you and the rubbish you've collected and post it to Facebook or Instagram - make sure you share it with us @RiverGuardians and use the #cleanourrivers :)

On Wednesday 3rd of February, we will be running a Clean Our Rivers event at Elizabeth Quay 8am-9.30am. If you have some spare time, come and join us. Meet out the front of the Lucky Shag to sign in and collect some gloves, a bag and rubbish grabbers as we make our way past Elizabeth Quay and finish at the Narrows Bridge. 

Got a dolphin related questions you’d love to have answered? Want to chat with the researchers behind Dolphin Watch?

Come down and hang out with our Dolphin Watch scientists from Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University.

Associate Professor Chandra Salgado Kent and Dr Delphine Chabanne would like to invite all Dolphin Watch volunteers to Quarantine Park in Bicton for an informal catch up on Friday 15th January from 4pm onward.

If you’re interested, simply bring down some food and drinks and enjoy a lovely evening of socialising by the river!

The clean up will commence at 9am and finish at 12pm.

There will be a sign in sheet at each of the meeting points below. Here you can pick up bags and there will be a limited number of gloves (please remember to BYO):

North side: Bayswater Riverside Gardens, Clarkson Reserve, Bardon Park, Victoria Gardens
South Side: Hardey Park, Cracknell Park

Determine a target area for your litter collection. Kayakers are free to choose their own stretch. Below are some suggestions for walkers:

NORTH side:
*Under the Garratt Rd and Tonkin Hwy bridges
*Bayswater Riverside Gardens
*Peninsula Farm
*Section of the river in front of the Maylands Golf Course (kayaks/SUPs)
*Maylands Foreshore Reserve
*Bardon Park
*Banks Reserve
*Victoria Gardens

SOUTH side:
*Under the Garratt Rd and Tonkin Hwy Bridges
*Walking path that connects Gould Reserve with Garatt Road bridge
*Section of the river between Garratt Road bridge and Hardey Park (Kayaks/SUPs)
*Cracknell Park
*Under Windan Bridge
*Path alongside Optus stadium

There will be at least one rubbish collection point on each side of the river (exact locations to be advised).

At 12:00pm we'll debrief at Bardon Park in Maylands where there will be a sausage sizzle for all volunteers.

Please dress appropriately for the occassion and weather (sunscreen, hat and watershoes if you are kayaking).
You do not need to collect for the full 3 hours. If you plan to leave early you may deposit your rubbish at a collection point.

Thank you so much for dedicating your time to this cause!

Join scientists from DBCA and Murdoch University and learn about the Swan-Canning river system and the dolphins that call it home, including how to identify individuals using the rivers and estuary, and the behaviours you're observing.

By attending this event you'll become a fully trained Dolphin Watch volunteer and can report your observations using a simple smartphone app and help contribute to the research being undertaken on the Swan Canning Riverpark dolphin community. You'll also receive a free copy of the new edition of FinBook (8th edition) - an identification catalogue for dolphins observed in the Swan Canning Riverpark.

Come and mingle with like minded people who care about our environment and want to help protect our dolphins.

Registration and supper will be from 6 - 6.30pm and formalities will run from 6.30 - 8.00pm. Register here!