South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare Western Australia


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Canning River Regional Park Volunteers

(08) 9458 3669


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Supported by:
Western Australian Planning Commission Swan River TrustCity of Canning
Martins Environmental Services
Australian Native Nurseries Group

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

Earlier project sites / still being monitored:
Banksia Hill Revegetation
Litoria Stream Lining
Morning Glory
Litoria Fenced Site

Next Event

Garage Sale - Saturday 17th May 2014 at 232 Ferndale Cres, Ferndale.
Click here for flyer.

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.

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White-faced Herons on nest2014 happenings

Planning Meeting

Watering – ongoing, at Litoria Flats, Upper Level

Photo: Young White-faced Herons on nest, Kent St Weir area



Emily helping with weedingFebruary
Work Day – weeding at NRM Site – some planting & 30 bags of weeds removed.

Photo: Emily helping with weeding



Bird Survey
Latest Bird Survey by routes (notes)
Summary of all Bird Surveys by routes (2003 - 2014)


2013 happenings

Planning Meeting

Watering at Litoria Flats, Upper Level

Melaleuca lateritia
Melaleuca lateritia, Sand Bottlebrush &
feral bees at Wilson Lagoon                       

Watering at Litoria Flats
Watering at Litoria Flats, Upper Level

NRM Work DayFebruary
Work Day at NRM Site – weeding & watering

Photo: Another bag filled




Janelle and Paul March
Clean Up Australia Day – supported by Stocklands Riverton, City of Canning and 64 civic- minded people

Work Day – weeding at NRM Site

Photo: Janelle & Paul with loaded City of Canning trailer

Planting teamApril
Bird Survey
Latest Bird Survey by routes (notes)

Work Day at Litoria Flats, Upper level – planting of Jarrah, Banksia, grass trees & a number of smaller spp plus removal of Veldt Grass 

Photo: Planting team at work




Baby TurtleMay
Work Day – Weeding at NRM Site

Photo:  Baby Turtle
heading across NRM Site to water




WA Day at Kent St Weir; display & children’s activities; Richard & Jo Stone presented with Life Membership of CRRPV.

Work Day – Weeding at the Billabong.

Presentation of Life Membership to
Richard & Jo Stone by Commissioner
of Canning, Mr Linton Reynolds.                      

Marie and Carolyn weeding
Marie & Carolyn weeding

National tree Day / Work Day – supported by City of Canning & members of the public. Planting of Litoria Flats, Upper Level

Photo:  Daniel preparing hole for planting






Scent of Science displayAugust
Scent of Science at CREEC – supported by CRRPV with display & children’s activities. 

Photo: Part of Jo’s display, Science Day 2013


Diuris species Donkey orchid
Work Day – Weeding at the Billabong, including 2 young scouts working towards badges. 34 bags filled.

Photo: Diuris species, Donkey orchid at Lambertia Flats








Banded Orb WeaverOctober
Work Days at the Billabong – 40 bags of weeds removed & at NRM Site - another 11 bags filled.

Photo: Banded Orb Weaver at Urban Forest





Bird Survey
Latest Bird Survey by routes (notes)     

Work Day at Urban Forest – removing dead material after spraying

Blessing of the River at Kent St Weir – supported by CRRPV display & children’s activities; three CRRPV members recognised on City of Canning Environmental Honour Board

Loading grass into the skip at
Urban Forest           

City of Canning Environmental Honour Board 2013
City of Canning Environmental
Honour Board 2013

Willy WagtailDecember
Wind up

Back to watering! 

Photo: Willie Wagtail which enjoyed insects disturbed as we watered