Social Media Workshop: How can it make your group more effective? @ The Canning River Eco Education Centre
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Social Media Workshop: How can it make your group more effective? @ The Canning River Eco Education Centre

Registrations are now open for the Social Media: How can it Make Your Group More Effective? workshop to held at The Canning River Eco Education Centre from 9.00am -1.00pm (registration starts at 8.30am) on Saturday, 19th October 2019. 

This workshop is part of a Myer Foundation funded Community Capacity Building project being delivered by the South West Group, the Cities of Canning, Fremantle and Melville, and the Town of East Fremantle.

Attendance is free and catering will be provided.

Making social media work for you!

This interactive workshop is designed especially for Friends Groups and Community Garden Groups to increase confidence in using social media to tell your story, attract new volunteers and gain support from your local community.

The workshop will be based on Facebook, but the underlying theory applies to other social media platforms.

The Perth NRM team will share their practical experience to build your skills.

Topics will include

  • preparing and sharing your story
  • adding/sharing your events
  • creating an album
  • developing a social media calendar
  • accessing the analytics for report writing and grant applications.

Bring your own device along to fully participate in the workshop and be ready to ask questions you have about your page or group. 

Designed for beginners, and group leaders that use Facebook, this workshop will help you communicate more effectively.


Event Details:

  • Registration commences at 8.30am.  Tea and coffee will be available from 8.30am.
  • The workshop commences at 9.00am sharp and concludes at 12.30pm when a light lunch will be served.
  • Attendance is by invitation only and the workshop is limited to a maximum of 25 participants, so get in early.
  • People must be registered to attend.
  • Registrations for this workshop close on Monday, 14th October 2019.

How to register:


Register through Eventbrite by using this link.

  1. The password is myer
  2. Click on the Register button
  3. Using the Friends Group Attendee section, nominate how many people you wish to register, then click on Checkout
  4. Complete the details required for each person, including any special dietary requirements
Perth NRM AGM and Strategy Launch @ The Atrium, DBCA Foyer
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In 2019, Perth NRM is combining its Annual General Meeting with a free public event celebrating our achievements over the past year, and sharing our vision for Perth in 2050.

Our vision describes a place that is internationally recognised for its liveability and resilience in the face of climate change and population growth.  People will have access to healthy and sustainably produced food, our native flora and fauna will be thriving, and we will have improved the health of our water and soil systems.

As an organisation that values its partnerships, we want you to share our vision, provide your input, and help us move toward a better future.

Elder Kerry-Ann Winmar will open the evening with a Welcome to Country ceremony, and we are honoured that the Chief Scientist of WA, Professor Peter Klinken AC, and David Collard, an aboriginal consultant to State and Federal government, will share their perspectives of our vision.

We will also be treated to a performance from singer-songwriter Gina Williams and guitarist Guy Ghouse. As a true champion of Noongar language, Williams has recently gained attention for her translation of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (coincidentally, she has also performed a Noongar language cover of Under The Milky Way).

We hope you will join us for an early evening of tasty refreshments, good company, great music and forward thinking.

Please feel free to forward this email to your friends and colleagues.

Event details

5.30PM, October 30, 2019
‘The Atrium’
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions
17 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington WA 6151

The event will be free to all, but registration is essential.

Workshop on Managing Sediment Loss During Urban Development @ WALGA
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Workshop on Managing Sediment Loss During Urban Development @ WALGA

WALGA and Perth NRM would like to invite you to a workshop on Managing Sediment Loss During Urban Development, proudly sponsored by the Sediment Task Force.

Local Government plays a key role in managing urban development.  Poor industry practices have led to sediment from construction sites entering stormwater drains, which has resulted in the deterioration of waterways and declining biodiversity.  Considerable expenditure is being incurred by Local Government to remediate affected sites and maintain drainage infrastructure.  This workshop will focus on management approaches and tools to ensure adoption of best practice management by the building industry and reduce the environmental impact of urban development.

Expert speakers include representatives from the Sediment Task Force, including WALGA, Perth NRM and the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare.  Case studies will be provided by the Local Governments of Augusta-Margaret River, Bayswater, Kalamunda, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, and Subiaco, and the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, UWA.

The program will include:

  • the regulatory framework for managing sediment loss, including examples of recently adopted local laws, and the development of a model local law
  • the impact of sediment run-off on the health and amenity of the waterways in the Margaret River region, and community feedback
  • considerations for sediment management in different environments, from steep sites with clay soils, to large-scale new housing estates.
  • positive engagement with the building industry, including training workshops and checklists of sediment management actions
  • earthworks to remove sediment deposition and remediate natural wetlands in the urban environment
  • analysis of the cost of increased maintenance activities due to sediment build-up, including street sweeping, eduction of blocked storm water drains and pits, dredging of wetlands and waterways.
  • barriers to implementing compliance and enforcement
  • quantification of sediment export from a suburb with established housing, compared with a new estate under construction

The workshop is designed for Local Government staff working in planning and building services, environment, asset management, compliance, and health.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact WALGA’s Marketing and Event Officer, Anthea Astone or call (08) 9213 2010.

Kambarang Talk and Plant Propagation @ Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre
Nov 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Kambarang Talk and Plant Propagation @ Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre

It’s Kambarang– the flowering season!

Join Perth NRM and the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre to celebrate our wildflowers on a Noongar Six Season Talk and plant propagation activity.

A Noongar Elder will be sharing stories of Kambarang history of living around the wetlands, and how the Noongar Six Seasons promote understanding of the life cycles of plants and animals.

After the talk we’ll be going into the plant nursery to learn about and participate in a propagation activity, preparing native plants to be used in 2020 revegetation projects.

It will be a wonderful morning and you can book your place now at www.trybooking.com/BCGKR