Wetlands Conservation Society

 How we started and what we do


 

(Mt Brown wetlands in the Beeliar Regional Park)

 

The Wetlands Conservation  Society was formed in 1985. 

Many of the  founding members had been part of the campaign to protect the North Lake  wetlands from the construction of Farrington Road in September 1984.

Initially the WCS focussed  on protection of  the Beeliar Wetlands that are faced with ongoing threats.  This campaign led to the establishment of the Beeliar Regional Park in the Cities of Melville, Cockburn and Kwinana.

The WCS has now extended  its campaign interests to wetland conservation throughout the State and it regularly makes submissions to development proposals, and policy and planning documents  related to wetlands in WA. 

In addition  to this, the WCS is represented on a variety of government and public committees  involved with environmental issues.

The WCS also holds regular meetings and occasional excursions and tree planting events.