NRPG Kalamunda Bush Carers

Up-coming Guest Speaker Event

Kevin Thiele will be at Dome Monday 23rd November 5.30 to 7 pm

Kevin belongs to the Wildflower Society of WA and will be discussing the effect of controlled burns on wildflowers.  This is a very relevant topic for us  with the amount of wildflowers which have been apparent this year.

Come along and hear this expert talk about the situation and possible other options.



HANS LAMBERS guided tour of Alison Baird Reserve

At the Alison Baird Reserve bushwalk with Professor Hans Lambers, Sunday 1st November, we had a good turnout and although lightly raining, it was a pleasant respite from yesterday. It was so good to see a natural area untouched since 1948 when UWA purchased it! Hans had everyone entranced with the amazing intricacies of the plants and interactions with soils, water and each other!

One of these is a plant which needs fresh water but lives in an area where only salty water is available - the fascinating discovery is that it survives by using the uniquely-available calcium ions from the degraded granite which flows down from the hills, to displace the sodium ions in the brackish water!

Hans is happy to do another walk at various times of the year when different plants are flowering, plus work with NRPG to advocate for a large park to be formed to tie a number of reserves together like the proposed Foothills Regional Park - a 'Kings Park' of the eastern metro area.

We will wait to hear the outcome of a meeting in 2 weeks between Hans and DBCA and EPA, which may give some direction....

If anyone would like to become involved with advocating for this please contact Steve Gates NRPG President at

for pictures go to the NRPG Facebook page



The Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday August 4 2020.


Professor of Plant Biology at The University of Western Australia, and former Head of the School of Plant Biology. Founder: Kwongan Foundation for the Conservation of Australian Native Biodiversity.

Dr Lambers will talk on “A Jewel in the Crown of a Global Biodiversity Hotspot” and advocating for a Yule Brook Regional Park - a corridor extending from Lesmurdie Falls, via Hartfield Park and the Brixton Street wetlands to the Canning River.

NOTE: Memberships are renewed at the AGM and fees remain as: Individual: $10, Family: $20. Membership must be current in order to vote at the meeting.

About NRPG

Based in the Shire of Kalamunda, NRPG is a volunteer community organisation founded in 1989 to preserve our native bushland. In addition, our volunteer Friends groups adopt areas of bushland, and working with the Shire, remove weed species and in encourage native flora and fauna species back to the areas.

Membership Application Form :  membership_form.pdf

Since its inception, NRPG's accomplishments include having:

  • Saved DOLA bush reserves such as Holly and Wordsworth Way in Kalamunda from residential development.
  • Helped develop the Shire District Conservation Strategy.
  • Preserved and regenerated bushland reserves
  • The establishment, and participation in the Community Sustainability Advisory Committee (CSAC)

We continue to be involved with, and make submissions on topics which affect our natural environment, including:

  • The national wildlife corridor plan
  • The clearing of parts of Hartfield Park for a sport field
  • Directions 2031
  • High Wycombe Stage 3 light industrial development
  • Perth Bushland Plans
  • Revision of the Shire Fire Risk pamphlet to discourage destruction of bushland
  • Tree and understorey protection in Kalamunda Shire (reserve, residential and other)
  • Working with the Shire to assist Reserve Friends' Groups and start new ones.
  • Maintenance and revegetation of Native Reserves
  • Kalamunda Local Planning Strategy  

NRPG Members receive newsletters about our work and related events, along with invitations to join us for our information presentation evenings to learn and share ideas.

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