Volunteering WA Event

A very special event to recognise the landcare volunteers of Perth’s Eastern Region was hosted by the Eastern Region Catchment Management Program (ERCMP) on Friday, 21 May, at 7th Avenue Bar and Bistro in Midland.

Volunteering WA funded the ‘Recognise, Reconnect and Reimagine’ sundowner event with over 40 landcare volunteers having an enjoyable evening sharing stories and anecdotes of times past. 

The event featured a presentation by Talitha Huston who took us on her journey in creating her publication ‘Birds of the Perth Hills Region’. The highlight of the presentation was Talitha’s beautiful video of birds and their songs, which captivated the audience.

Simon Cherriman’s presentation was inspiring and heartfelt, with magnificent footage of birds of prey he has been studying for many years. The scenery, the in-depth knowledge of the bush and the incorporation of Noongar language was awe inspiring.

At the end of the evening the excitement was palpable as ‘Lucky Door’ prizes were drawn. Five Swanland books and a nest box were given as prizes.

The feedback from guests was tremendous. The cameradery in the room was testament to the value of events such as these.

A big thank you to Volunteering WA and Lotterywest for providing funding to host this event.


  Photo: Simon Cherriman