South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare Western Australia


10 Year Anniversary Landcare Perth WA

Canning River Regional Park Volunteers

(08) 9458 3669

[email protected]

Fertilise Wise


Supported by:
StocklandCity of Canning


Canning River Regional Park Volunteers (CRRPV)

Canning River Regional Park Volunteers are a small, dedicated group who work within the Canning River Regional Park, mostly between Nicholson Road Bridge in the east and Adenia Lagoon near the western end of the park.

Membership is free and is open to all who are registered as volunteers for the Canning River Regional Park. We would love your help with any of our activities – as little or as much time as you can afford!

Our aims
The group’s aims are to promote the Canning River Regional Park as a place of conservation and passive recreation, and to carry out activities, which enhance the natural values of the area.

About the Canning River Regional Park
Canning River Regional Park is a significant reserve along the Canning River, less than 10km from the CBD. It is surrounded by bushland and parkland areas and includes historic sites such as Woodloes Homestead, Mason’s Landing and Kent Street Weir.

There are picnic areas at Riverton Jetty Reserve, Wilson Park and Masons Landing. A number of pleasant walk trails meander through Eucalyptus rudis woodland, and several lakes provide added interest. It is an area where you are likely to encounter a variety of birds, frogs, turtles, insects and plants.

Click here to see images of the Canning River Regional Park

What we do
Jo Stone laying out black plastic, an environmentally friendly method of weed control Carry out activities in connection with a number of specific project sites within the park.

Hold monthly workdays – planting, mulching, weeding, seed collection, etc.

Hold monthly meetings – on the third Wednesday of each month at Canning River Eco-Education Centre, Wilson at 7:30pm.

Carry out two bird surveys per year – one in April, one in November.

Combine with other organizations to contribute to larger scale projects – such as Liege Street Demonstration Wetland and Tree Day Plantings.

Attend community functions – such as Foundation Day.

Provide walks to inform the public of environmental features, development, and concerns within the park.

Parkland Restoration Canning River Regional ParkCurrent volunteer project sites include:
NRM Site
Urban Forest
Litoria Flats, Upper Level
Western Power Litoria Sedge Site
Nicholson Billabong Revegetation
Morning Glory
Litoria Fenced Site

Earlier project sites / still being monitored:
Banksia Hill Revegetation
Litoria Stream Lining

Next Event

Informal work days are conducted on Monday mornings (watering) and on other days as the need arises. Anyone with time to spare would be welcomed. Contact Jo Stone 9458 3669.

Click here to view Events Calendar

2015 happenings

Watering Litoria BankJanuary

Watering at Litoria Bank



Photo: Richard ready for watering at Litoria Bank




Possum BoxesFebruary

Planning Meeting

Group Work Day at Litora Stream

On-going watering of Litoria Bank



Photo: One of two Possum boxes
installed at Litora Stream







Clean Up Australia Day
Clean Up Australia Day - supported by Stocklands Riverton, City of Canning and approx. 60 community members.

Photo: Clean Up Aust Day 2015


Rakali searches – attempts to find Native Water Rats along the Canning.

Watering - continued at Litoria Bank.


Group Work Day – at Litoria Flats.

Weeding among sedges Seed collection
Weeding among sedges, Litoria Flats Collecting seeds of Hakea varia


BoobookEarth Day – support with children's activity.


Bird Survey 29.3.15
Our 24th survey; 69 species recorded.

Latest Bird Survey by routes (notes)
Summary of all Bird Surveys by routes (2003 - 2015)


Photo: Southern Boobook at Lambertia Flats






After a morning's weedingApril

Work Day – weeding at NRM Site.



Photo: After a morning's weeding






May 20
Work Day – with CVA at Urban Forest - weeding fleabane and plantain.


Tracy's Bird BathJune

June 1
WA Day 2015

Photo: Tracy's mosaic bird bath raised $216 in a raffle

June 10
Work Day with CVA - weeding at Litoria Fenced Site – removal of Veldt Grass.

June 15
CRRPV's conservation work explained to teachers, professional development day organised by DPaW.

June 20
Work Day - planting sedges on lower level, Litoria Bank.


Litoria Bank Planting sedges on lower level, Litoria Bank
Litoria Bank Planting on lower level, Litoria Bank


Weeding at the Samphire SiteJuly

July 15
Working with CVA at Urban Forest to remove thistles on the floodplain section.

July 17
Planting Day with Cockatoo Kids Club (Jo) – putting in understorey plants on Litoria Bank.

July 25
Work Day - Weeding & planting Gahnia trifida at Samphire Site.

Photo: Weeding at the Samphire Site


Relaying black plastic for weed control at Urban Forest August

Aug 3
Work with CVA team at Urban Forest - weeding & relaying of black plastic for weed control.

Photo: Relaying black plastic for weed control at Urban Forest




Aug 16
Science and Sustainability Expo with CREEC, AAEE at Kent St Weir.

Litoria Bank Planting sedges on lower level, Litoria Bank
Patterns of our park display Steve, Jo and Daniel at plant stall


Weeding around sedges at Urban ForestSeptember

September 12
Bushcare's Major Day Out activity - Work Day at Urban Forest – planting Melaleuca teretifolia & weeding.

Photo: Weeding around sedges at Urban Forest




Microtis Orchids at Litoria FlatsOctober

Oct 3
Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser at Bunnings, Cannington.

Oct 10
Work Day weeding at Litoria Bank, plus mapping of plant species at Litoria Flats.

Photo: Microtis Orchids at Litoria Flats


Oct 17
CRRPV 25th Anniversary celebration – visit to Kaarakin Cockatoo & lunch at HopsScotch.

Oct 24
Garage Sale Trail.

Litoria Bank Planting sedges on lower level, Litoria Bank
Celebrating CRRPV's 25th Anniversary Set up at BMX track


Nov 1
Bird Survey – our 25th survey.

Latest Bird Survey by routes (notes) News
Summary of all Bird Surveys by routes (2003 - 2015) News