The Wetlands Conservation Society Inc.
The Wetlands Conservation Society (WCS) was formed in 1985 to overlook the protection of wetlands throughout the state. WCS has been based out of The Wetlands Centre since 1993. It is involved in a wide range of activities aimed at conserving Western Australian wetlands including education, submissions, wetland revegetation and wetland excursions.
They meet at the Centre quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8 pm. For further information please contact Prof. Phillip Jennings, the President, Wetlands Conservation Society Inc., on 93122778.
The Bibra Lake Scout Group
The Bibra Lake Scout Group have a longstanding association with the Centre. They are a community-based organisation established to help develop the spiritual, mental, physical and emotional development of our youth aged between six and twenty-six years. The group is special in that it is run entirely by volunteers who take up a variety of roles including leaders, parent helpers and various committee members.
A Committee meets on every fourth Wednesday of the month and manages the running of the group. For further information please contact 1800 SCOUTS.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Centre and without their assistance very little would be accomplished. They are essential to the ongoing operations of the Centre and help with several tasks and chores including planting, weeding, office work, maintenance and general upkeep.
During a year, volunteers contribute an average of 5,000 to 6,000 hours on activities. This is valued at $125,000 to $150,000 at the standard volunteer rate of $25 per hour. These hours do not reflect the time spent outside of business hours or on events that are off the premises.