The Wetland Conservation Society holds regular meetings and occasional excursions and tree planting events.

Every Spring we head out to explore wetlands, bushland and wildlife of special interest to the group. We’ve admired the picturesque Ellis Brook Reserve, examined the amazing biodiversity of the Anstey Keane wetlands and explored the pristine bushland at the Lowlands Estate.  Many of the members are also involved in community planting days as part of the landcare program for Bibra Lake, North Lake and South Lake.  Some members are also volunteers at the Wetlands Centre in Cockburn and participate in their landcare and educational activities.

Excursion to Anstey Keane Wetland
Tree planting day at Yangebup Lake 1989

Many of our members are active advocates for wetland conservation and regularly write letters and make submissions of key issues affecting wetlands.

Many of the members were heavily involved in the successful campaign to prevent the construction of the Roe Highway through the Beeliar Regional Park.

Excursion to Forrestdale Lake October 2022
Excursion to Forrestdale Lake October 2022


All members are welcome to attend our meetings, held on the third Wednesday of the month in April, July, October and January.  The meetings begin at 8pm, at the Cockburn Wetlands Centre, 184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake. At the meetings we discuss updates of current issues and policy affecting Western Australian wetlands, and report on matters of interest to individual members. 

If meetings aren’t your thing, don’t let that put you off joining the Wetland Conservation Society, you can keep in the loop with the newsletter and join in our community activities if you wish.

Roe Highway Protest January 2017
Revegetation at Yangebup Lake June 2004