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.

SUP Tonic Australia are hosting a River Clean-up Day on Saturday 21st April 2018!

There's quite a lot of info so please refer to the link below for all the details.

If you need a board for the day please contact SUP Tonic Australia  however it will need to be collected from them. This is a fun social paddle with a community purpose so all are welcome.

https://suptonic.com.au/keep-our-river-clean/

It'd be great to see as many people participate as possible and should be a really fun day.

The City of Kalamunda and The Forever Project are hosting an evening showcasing WA's unique plants and animals.

Celebrity presenter Chris Ferriera, with ecologists Mike and Mandy Bamford will talk about environmental programs, threats and how you can better identify and manage the threats to your local natural areas. You will be introduced to local volunteers who will explain how you can become involved with biodiversity protection in the City of Kalamunda. 

The event is free.

Venue: Kalamunda Agricultural Hall
48 Canning Road, Kalamunda

Time: 6 -9pm 

Date: Friday 20 Apile 2018

For catering please register your attendance at 9257 9809 or environment@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

Join the Cities of Fremantle and Kwinana along with the South West Group and Conservation Volunteers Australia for a free volunteer safety workshop on:

Date: Saturday 28 April
Time: 8.30am - 1pm
Location: Fremantle Library (70 Parry Street, Fremantle)

The workshop provides training on how to recognise and manage job risks to ensure a safe working environment while volunteering in our bushland, wetlands and coasts. RSVP essential.

About the workshop
Designed specifically for the volunteers who work in our bushland, wetlands and coasts, and those who coordinate volunteer groups, this free half-day workshop will provide training on how to recognise and manage workplace risks to ensure a safe working environment.

Working in the natural environment is a hugely rewarding experience, but comes with the need to be aware of, plan for and know how to respond to natural hazards such as snakes and fire, to know how to safely handle tools and chemicals, and what to do if someone is injured or becomes lost.

In this workshop, highly experienced presenter Richard McDowell will provide training in:

the legislation and duty of care that applies to community volunteers and to those who coordinate them
how to identify hazards and implement risk controls
how to respond in the event of an incident, and what your responsibilities are
The workshop will include a practical hazard and risk assessment exercise.

How to register
RSVPs are essential to louisp@fremantle.wa.gov.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.

Delivered by ABC TV’s Gardening Australia presenter and environmental scientist Josh Byrne, you will be provided with a personalised garden plan that keeps your garden thriving and our rivers healthy.

Supported by Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' (DBCA)  River Guardians program and Water Corporation’s Waterwise program, these two-hour workshops showcase the latest ideas in environmentally-friendly gardening and provide participants with the practical information needed to get the best results from their garden.

Dates for the autumn series of workshops have now been released. These are free events, bookings are essential.

Guildford

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Guildford Town Hall
Cnr James St and Meadow St, Guildford, WA

To book one of these events online, or call 0488 311 090 and leave a message.

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.

Delivered by ABC TV’s Gardening Australia presenter and environmental scientist Josh Byrne, you will be provided with a personalised garden plan that keeps your garden thriving and our rivers healthy.

Supported by Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' (DBCA)  River Guardians program and Water Corporation’s Waterwise program, these two-hour workshops showcase the latest ideas in environmentally-friendly gardening and provide participants with the practical information needed to get the best results from their garden.

Dates for the autumn series of workshops have now been released. These are free events, bookings are essential.

Piara Waters

Wednesday the 9th May 2018
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Harrisdale Pavilion
83 Gracefield Boulevard - Harrisdale, WA

To book one of these events in the calendar below click on the date that you want to attend and click register now, or call 0488 311 090 and leave a message.

Join The Forever project for a brilliant evening amid the beautiful surrounds of the iconic Perth City Farm to learn the secrets of delicious, nutritious food and the link between healthy soil and healthy food.

Enjoy canapes surrounded by beautiful gardens of Perth City Farm before moving into the stunning historic barn for a 3-course sit down meal and a night of entertainment. The night will include a “how to” from our gardening experts on growing your own food and improving your soils, and our specialised chefs showcase how to cook your own amazing produce in simple and delicious ways.

And better yet? ABC's very own James Lush will be our MC for the evening!
Bush tucker from The Bushfood Experience, artisan beers from 3 Rivers Brewing Company, delicious free range chicken from Mount Barker, and local wines are just a few ingredients you'll be treated to on the night...

You'll get to hear all about Chris' new book; A Place in the Country, and go into the draw to win a $500 Waterwise Gift Pack or the $900 Smart Cara: the innovative benchtop composting system... don't miss out!

For more information and to book visit Event Brite.

DATE AND TIME
Thursday 10 May 2018
6 – 9pm 

VENUE
Perth City Farm
1 City Farm Place
East Perth, WA 6004