The following directory includes contact information for the non-profit organisations that are actively working to restore and conserve natural resources and create sustainable communities across the Geographe Catchment. These organisations are essential partners in restoring and preserving the Geographe Catchment’s rivers and streams. We encourage you to find out which groups are active in your area and get involved!
If your organisation is not included in this directory, please contact GeoCatch on 9781 0111.
Busselton Community Garden provides a place for people to come together and grow their own fruit and vegetables, using only organic methods. You can contact 9754 1603 or visit their website
The BDEC is a not for profit environmental organisation, which aims to promote community awareness and participation within the natural environment. You can contact the BDEC on 9754 2049, send an email or visit their website http://bdec.mysouthwest.com.au/
The Busselton Naturalists Club is the largest conservation group in rural WA. The Club’s objective is to encourage interest in, and conservation of the natural environment in the south west of the state. You can contact the Busselton Naturalists Club on 9727 2474, send an email or find more information on their website: http://www.busseltonnaturalists.org.au/.
An incorporated community based catchment management group, working in partnerships to co-ordinate Natural Resource Management in the Cape to Cape region. Send an email or visit their website www.capetocape.org.au.
Capel Land Conservation District Committee is structured under the WA Ag Dept. Volunteer members undertake many projects to preserve good remnant bush areas and rehabilitate degraded areas including gravel pits, working with the Capel Shire. Meetings on 4th Tuesday of the month at the Capel Community Hall at 7.30 pm. You can contact the Capel LCDC on 97311026 or 97272550, or send an email.
DCALC was formed in response to coastal erosion and development on the Dunsborough foreshore. DCALC also plays a part in maintaining shire and other nature reserves in Dunsborough and in the Cape Naturaliste corner, which has included the protection of possum habitat and locating new native plant species and weeds (i.e Juncus acutus), as well as coordinating DCALC’s part in on-going monitoring of whales in the Dunsborough area. You can contact DCALC on 9755 3718, or send an email.
Fostering and Assistance for Wildlife Needing Aid. FAWNA is a government approved wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organisation for sick, injured and orphaned native fauna. You can contact FAWNA on 9751 3023 or visit their website www.fawna.com.au
Local provenance indigenous native plants for landcare, revegetation, ecological, biodiversity projects and environmental restoration. Open Mondays and Tuesdays 8am-4pm. You can contact Geographe Community Landcare Nursery on 0429 644 885, send an email or visit their website www.geographeplants.com
The Committee is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Park. It is also the repository for a large body of knowledge about the Park and instigates research work required to manage the Park to preserve the Parks values. You can visit the Meelup Regional Park Committee’s website on http://www.meeluppark.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
The Busselton Possum Centre is involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of Western Ringtail Possums. Anyone aged twelve or older can be a member of the Possum Centre if he or she is committed to participate in the activities of the Possum Centre. To qualify for membership a person shall be proposed by one existing financial member of the Possum Centre and seconded by another one. If you’re interested in becomming a member, you can contact the Possum Centre in Busselton on 9754 7435, or for other matters, contact 9754 2956 or visit their website http://www.possumcentre.com.au/index.html
Sussex Land Conservation District Committee is structured under the WA Ag Dept. Volunteer members undertake many projects to preserve good remnant bush areas and rehabilitate degraded areas. Contact 9755 4711 or 9755 4012 for further information.
Toby Inlet Catchment Group Incorporated is a non profit community group whose aim is to protect, preserve and repair Toby Inlet and Geographe Bay. The TIC group meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7.30pm. You can contact the Secretary (Fiona Anderson) on 9755 3638 for more information, send an email or visit their website http://www.tic.asn.au/
Waalbiirniny Wildlife Shelter is to be a local shelter that will rescue rehabilitate and release, injured and orphaned native wildlife. At the moment Waalbiirniny is a work in progress as it gets itself established. If you’re interested in becoming a member, please complete the Membership Application. You can contact the group by e-mail or post, PO Box 1381 Busselton WA 6280.
The Western Ringtail Action Group (WRAG) is a not-for-profit community-based group of individuals and organisations who aim to protect, enhance and create Western Ringtail Possum habitat; raise public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the Western Ringtail Possum; work with local, state and federal government agencies, conservation/environmental groups and like-minded individuals to assist in the conservation of the Western Ringtail Possum and its habitat; and assist people and organisations involved in the rehabilitation of sick, injured, displaced and orphaned Western Ringtail Possums. For more information regarding this group, send an e-mail or call GeoCatch on 9781 0111.