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Reel It In - a fishing line bin project

Reel It In and make sure you dispose of your fishing line and tackle in one of the fishing line bins around the Riverpark.
If you would like to volunteer to help keep our rivers clean and wildlife safe, please email

Learn about dolphins!

#didyouknow there are 20-25 dolphins living in the Swan and Canning rivers?

Dolphin Watch volunteers and scientists from Murdoch and Curtin Universities have been studying them for quite some time.

Come and join us for an informative morning and learn all about the dolphins.
There are short videos, prizes to be won and you'll get to hear from the dolphin experts!

We will show you how you can help keep the rivers healthy for them.

This event is also an opportunity for anyone (16yrs and over) to become a Dolphin Watch volunteer.

Date: Saturday 5 August
Time: 9.30am -12noon
Venue: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, 17 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington.

Please REGISTER for the event.

Morning tea is provided!

NOTE: This event is for ages 16 years and over only. 

Dolphin Watch Annual Report 2015 -16

The Dolphin Watch Annual Report 2015 -16 is available online.  

What we know now is that dolphin 'hotspots' in the rivers change with the season!
You can spot dolphins frequently in Melville Water near the Narrows Bridge in autumn and winter.
In contrast, the entrance to the Canning River is used relatively consistently throughout the year.

With eight years of dolphin monitoring under our belt, the Dolphin Watch project is helping scientists to learn more about our resident community of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins.

Catch up on the discoveries from the research scientists and our team of citizen scientists in the latest Annual Report here.

EVENT FULL - NAIDOC Week Dragonfly Dreaming

We have closed registrations for the NAIDOC week Dragonfly Dreaming event as the event is at capacity. 

Registrants will receive a reminder email soon. 


Walk around the rivers!

Trails WA have put together a family-friendly walk (or cycle) around the river. 
The Windam Bridge Loop is an easy 6km and you might even spot a dolphin. 

Follow this link for the map and more details about the trail.