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Volunteers needed Reel it in bins

Since our last call out for volunteers, many of our busiest bins have been adopted so thank you for spreading the message and thank you to our new volunteers!

However, we are always searching for more volunteers and this time we are looking to the Northern suburbs for Quinns Rock and Burns Beach bins. If you know anyone living around these areas that might be interested, please ask them to get in touch with us.

Around the Riverpark, there are a few bins still in need of adoption, mainly Freshwater Bay in Peppermint Grove and Heirisson Island. Please contact us if you can help with these bins or know anyone who can.

If you are interested in adopting a bin and want more information head to our Reel it in page. To register your interest please email us at

photo credit: Tracy Burns

Dolphin Updates around the Riverpark

Latest news from Coastal & Estuarine Dolphin Project seasonal monitoring on the resident dolphins in the Swan Canning Riverpark

🐬A new calf was born to Panuni, who is mainly observed in the lower reaches of the estuary and the Inner Harbour of Fremantle, was seen with her new calf for the first time. Her calf would have been born within the last month.
🐬All the resident dolphins were seen, except two. With several calves born this year (including to Eden and Daniele), we now count 22 resident dolphins in the Swan Canning Riverpark with 2 others, Hugs and her calf, spending lots of their time with them.
🐬Early in April, Dunedoo was seen without her calf, also born earlier this year. A member of the public found the remains of her calf a week ago during a low tide. Unfortunately, and as expected, it was too decomposed to gain further information on the cause of death.

If you see these precious newborns, or any of our resident dolphins, don't forget to record your sightings in the Marine Fauna Sighings App. More info can be found here


Photos by Delphine Chabanne