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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.

Perth’s iconic Swan Canning Riverpark is a dominant feature of the city and habitat to a wide variety of plants and animals.

Join researchers from Rivers and Estuaries Science at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for a public lecture on two recent projects that are critical for understanding and maintaining ecosystem health.

Seagrass: critical indicator of ecosystem health
Healthy seagrass communities are critical for functioning ecosystems as they provide food and habitat for a variety of species. Join Dr Jeff Cosgrove as he delves into the seagrass monitoring program at DBCA and talks about recent findings, including implications for health of the lower Swan Canning Riverpark.

Plastic pollution: what ends up in our rivers?
Plastic pollution is a big problem, and DBCA has launched the Plastic Free Riverpark program to tackle this issue. Dr Peter Novak will discuss the findings of a recent baseline surveys and plastic pollution monitoring as part of DBCA efforts to define what plastics are in the river and measure how much can be found on beaches and in the water.

This is a FREE event but registrations are essential. You can register here


The Western Australian Seed Centre, Kensington, is a key pillar in conserving some of WA’s most threatened plants. Go on a tour of this critically-important seed bank at DBCA to discover how biologists collect seeds, prepare them for storage and – most importantly – retrieve stored seeds and get them ready for replanting back in the wild.

This free guided tour is a National Science Week event. Numbers are strictly limited, so please register here