19th May, 2022
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WA Museum Boola Bardip
WA Museum Boola Bardip,
Perth Cultural Centre,
Perth, WA, 6000
Please visit the WA Museum Boola Bardip website for the latest information, including COVID Updates.

We know the work of community volunteers is crucial to environmental conservation outcomes.

Some environmental volunteering groups have existed for over 20 years and have contributed significantly to protecting and restoring native flora and fauna, and we want to recognise and celebrate their significant contribution.

Perth NRM is hosting ‘Celebrating Community-Driven Conservation’ at the WA Museum to value environmental volunteers and present findings from the Community Capacity in Natural Resource Management 2021 (CCA2021).

The event will be held in the week that marks the International Day for Biodiversity 2022, on Thursday 19th of May from 10am – 2pm.

The Community Capacity Assessment (CCA 2021) aims to provide a holistic understanding of the current situation of community groups engaging in natural resource management by analysing quantitative data and gathering qualitative information.

Through the CCA 2021 and related events, we seek to make the voices of environmental volunteers heard and tell their groups’ stories. We will demonstrate the value and contribution of environmental community volunteers and generate findings that will be of direct benefit to them and their partners such as NGO’s, land managers and local governments.

For example, by knowing that volunteers contribute an average of 331 hours per annum we can advocate for greater support for the groups and share their stories.

There are a number of ways you can be a part of ‘Celebrating Community-Driven Conservation’ in addition to attending this event!

Tour the Spectacular Sponge Garden!

Participants of the ‘Celebrating Community-Driven Conservation’ event can join a tour of the Wildlife Gallery after the presentations. This special tour will link closely to the WA Museum presentation by Kirsten Tullis on the Spectacular Sponge Garden. If you are interested, please register. Places are limited, and restricted to participants of the main event.


Photo Submissions

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your photographs displayed in the beautiful setting of the the WA Museum Boola Bardip?

Our event will include a photographic display that portrays the work and efforts of environmental volunteers, and we invite you to send us images in three different catergories.

  1. Environmental Volunteers in Action
  2. Celebrating Environmental Volunteers
  3. Before and After – Images of Restored Areas

The images will be used for display at the Celebrating Community-Driven Conservation at the WA Museum, at the WALGA Workshop for Local Governments – Harnessing the Benefit of Volunteerism in Natural Areas and further events. The images might also be used for other publication concerning the work of Environmental Volunteers.

Please send your pictures to [email protected] with the following details:

  1. Name of person making submission
  2. Name of Photographer
  3. Contact details (email)
  4. Group Name
  5. Brief description (including location, event, date, context)

Note: The initial pictures can be sent in low quality. Once have selected the once we would like to print, we will get back in touch with you to collect high quality images.


Share your event!

Does your group have anything special planned between Monday 16 May and Sunday 22 May?

We plan to promote a Week of Action in support of the International Day for Biodiversity

The Community Capacity Assessment has shown that environmental volunteer groups need more support from their communities and local governments. Our focus is to illustrate and advocate for the vital work undertaken by environmental volunteers. The events during this week are designed to tell the story of environmental volunteering in the Perth Region heard, to attract more Volunteers, and strengthen intersectoral relationships.

There are two ways you can share your events with us:

Online Form


Please include:

Your name and contact details:

Name of the group:

Event title, time, and location of the event:

If possible, a Facebook or Website link to your event.

The event will be added to the Perth Calendar – Week of Action Marking the International Day for Biodiversity.

This calendar will be promoted and publicly published.


This project is supported by funding from the WA Government’s State NRM Program.


We acknowledge and appreciate the support of all our partners, supporters, funding bodies and sponsors.