Canning River Residents Environment Protection Association (CRREPA)
CRREPA is a local community-based, not-for-profit, voluntary organisation working to protect and restore the health, diversity and productivity of the Canning River, in particular the Yagan Wetland Reserve and the Rossmoyne/Shelley foreshores.
We work with state and local government agencies as well as with local schools and organisations. CRREPA is recognised as a knowledgeable voice on foreshore conservation issues. CRREPA obtains grant funding for conservation projects and has various sub-groups actively involved in ‘hands on’ environmental activities.
Why we are active
CRREPA was formed in May 1994 by Canning residents concerned by the degradation of the Canning River and Yagan Wetland Reserve. Our main aim is to ensure that the unique lower Canning and Bullcreek riverine environment is both restored and conserved for present and future generations to enjoy.
The catchment area
CRREPA’s focus area is within the Canning Catchment, in particular the Rossmoyne/Shelley foreshores, Yagan Wetland Reserve, and the Bullcreek inlet within the City of Canning.
The focus area contains a variety of Swan Coastal Plain habitats including Melaleuca and flooded gum flats, reed beds and areas of open water. These support a variety of water birds and invertebrates as well as providing an attractive and interesting urban experience for the local community. Together with the Canning River Regional Park, the area forms a link to the upper Canning and creates an important corridor for wildlife
Storm flooding near Zenith Avenue, Shelley Riverton Drive
How can you help?
- Become a CRREPA member
- Become informed on rivercare issues
- Join in on community work days
- Do not trample foreshore vegetation
- Do not disturb bird resting areas
- Contact CRREPA with any bird sightings
- Do not put pollutants down the drains
- Reduce your use of garden fertiliser
- Clean-up after your dog
CRREPA News #31 (October 2009)
CRREPA News #32 (April 2010)
CRREPA News #33 (October 2010)
CRREPA News #35 (October 2011)
CRREPA News #36 (April 2012)
CRREPA News #37 (October 2012)
CRREPA News #39 (October 2013)
CRREPA News #40 (May 2014)
CRREPA News #41 (October 2014)
CRREPA News #42 (April 2015)
CRREPA News #43 (August 2015)
CRREPA News #44 (November 2015)