CCWA Members Update – AGM, End of Year Celebration, Sandalwood Conservation, Grants

By Steve Gates

Dear NRPG members and interested,

From our WA peak environment body, the Conservation Council of WA, or your information and invitations…

Kind regards,

Steve Gates

President, NRPG Bushcarers

Dear member groups,

On Saturday, CCWA held our Annual General Meeting. Thank you to all who attended in-person or online and represented your group.

During the AGM, we heard from then Interim-President Sophie McNeil, CCWA program managers from the Fossil Fuels, Better Climate, Citizen Science and Submissions teams and from several member groups that presented about their work; the Urban Bushland Council, Nuclear Free WA and the Wetlands Conservation Society. If you would like to learn more about CCWA’s work over the 2022-23 financial year, our annual report can be viewed here.

We also held elections for the CCWA Executive Committee. We would like to thank the departing interim office holders for all their hard work, particularly over the last few months.

We are pleased to announce our 2023/24 Executive Committee as follows:

  • Dr. Richard Yin (President)
  • Dr. Giz Watson (Vice President)
  • Heather Lonsdale (Honorary Treasurer)
  • Tim Barling (Honorary Secretary)
  • Adrian Barrett
  • Dr. Felicity Bairstow 
  • Jessie Parrish
  • Sato Juniper (Dr)
  • Sophie McNeill
  • Tim Clifford

2023 End of Year Celebration & Community Conservation Awards

Our end of year celebration and Community Conservation Awards are not far away, and member groups are invited to join us to celebrate! This is a free event, but RSVPs are essential.

November 30, 6:00pm, Kidogo Arthouse

RSVP TODAY – November 23.

Native Sandalwood Conservation Briefing and Action Meeting

CCWA invites you to discuss the threats facing one of WA’s most iconic outback trees: native sandalwood.

Join us at this briefing with Peter Robertson from Save Our Sandalwood Network to learn more about what the departments are planning and how conservation groups can help to ensure that, for the first time in nearly 200 years, our beautiful native sandalwood is properly valued and conserved.

December 05, 2023, at 10:00am – 11:30am, CCWA Office in West Perth – Spaces are limited and RSVP’s are essential!

Grant opportunity

The Federal Urban Rivers and Catchments Program is part of the government’s Nature Positive agenda and will fund projects to conserve native and threatened species and improve the ecological health of urban waterways. More information can be found here.

Thank you for your continued support of CCWA.

In Solidarity,


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