Our Member Groups

Friends of Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre Inc
The Friends of Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre assist the Centre in environmental, educational, and landcare issues pertinent to the regeneration and conservation of the Bibra and North Lake Reserves of the Beeliar Regional Park. They are keen birdwatchers and have monitored waterbirds on a quarterly basis since 1996. Between monitoring events they hold regular birdwatching outings on Saturday mornings. They meet at the Centre on the 1st Saturday of the month at 10.00am. All are welcome. For further information please contact the President, Marion Shaw on 9417 8460 or view their website http://cockburncommunity.asn.au/FriendsoftheCockburnWetlandsEducationCentre/ .

Wetlands Conservation Society Inc
The Wetlands Conservation Society was formed in 1985 to campaign for the protection of wetlands throughout the State. It has been based at the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre since 1993. The WCS is involved in a wide range of activities aimed at conserving Western Australian wetlands. These include education, submissions, wetland revegetation and excursions to wetlands. They meet at the Centre on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8pm. For further information please contact the President, Phillip Jennings, on 9360 2274.

Bibra Lake Scout Group
The Bibra Lake Scout Group is a community-based organisation to help develop the spiritual, mental, physical and emotional development of our youth aged between six and twenty-six. The group is run entirely by volunteers in a variety of roles including leaders, parent helpers and various committee members. The group currently has 14 adult leaders and 66 youth members. Scouting is truly a family affair with 6 of the adult leaders being husbands and wives, and another couple are a leader/helper combination. The Parent Committee, which meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, runs the group. For further information please phone 1800 SCOUTS.

Scouts meeting times (excluding school holidays)

Group Age Group Leaders/  helpers Day Time
Joeys 6 to 8 Peter & Pia Little   Kendra Jackson Tuesday 6pm – 7pm
Cubs 8 to 11 George Smith   Ian Jackson Monday 6:30pm – 8pm
Scouts 11 to 14 Mark Davies              Dave Lang                Heather Stanley    Sue Clark                   Alan Newlan Wednesday 7pm to 9pm
Venturers 14 to 18 Paul Harrison Tuesday 7pm to 9pm
Rovers 18 to 26 Heather Stanley
Parent Committee Parents Wednesday

Group Age Group Leaders / helpers Day Time
Joeys 6 to 8 Peter & Pia Little Tuesday 6pm – 7pm
Cubs 8 to 11 George Smith
Kendra Jackson
Ian Jackson Monday 6:30pm – 8pm
Scouts 11 to 14 Mark Davies
Dave Lang
Heather Stanley
Sue Clark
Alan Newlan Wednesday 7pm to 9pm
Venturers 14 to 18 Paul Harrison Tuesday 7pm to 9pm
Rovers 18 to 26 Heather Stanley – –
Parent Committee Parents – Wednesday –

VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are essential to the ongoing operations of the Centre. During the 2010/2011 financial years volunteers contributed a minimum of 5,464 volunteer hours. This is valued at $136,600 at the standard volunteer rate of $25 per hour. The hours do not include voluntary time outside of business hours and off the premises.