Environment

Mitsubishi Club Leschenault Environment Group (M.C.L.E.G)

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Since 2001 our club has been assisting the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) formerly (DEC / C.A.L.M.) in looking after the Leschenault Peninsular just North of Bunbury in Western Australia. Our club recently committed to extend our work in this area for a further 12 months to help ensure the area will survive against erosion, weeds and pests.

The Peninsula has a varied past, dumping of mine site waste, farming and horse breeding just to mention a few. After considerable restoration, it is now a Conservation Park run by DPaW. Local flora and fauna are now starting to flourish once again with birds of many varieties, kangaroos and other native creatures now inhabiting the inlet and surrounds.

Duties carried out include rubbish removal, planting seedlings, putting in bollards, oiling the jetties, erecting signs, fencing off dunes and car parks, regenerating dunes and clearing walk trails. Our club achieves great satisfaction from performing these duties and appreciate the also appreciate the tremendous work undertaken by the very dedicated staff of DPaW.

The WA 4WD Association and its member-clubs are seen by DPaW as partners in protecting, preserving and restoring our natural heritage and we hope that our work will be a valuable contribution to the enjoyment future users will have in WA.

For more details please contact our Environment Officer via email

Mitsubishi Club Byford Environment Group (M.C.B.E.G)

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Since 2001 our club has been assisting the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) in looking after the Leschenault Peninsular just North of Bunbury in Western Australia. Our visits to that area are designed to ensure the area will survive against, erosion, weeds and pests.

In 2007 we were approached by a ranger from DPaW and asked if the club would be able to assist in cleaning up the Darling Range Regional Park. The area was previously privately owned and needed to be returned to its natural state. After some of our committee member met with the ranger early in 2007 it became evident that the area was being used to dump rubbish and it needed our help to be restored to its natural beauty and become a real asset to the community. An action plan was put into place and our first clean-up was held on Saturday 22nd of July 2007, and in that day the Club removed 12 tonnes of rubbish and the Club has recently (March 2014) and a substantial commitment to extended our work in this area committing to a five (5) year adoption plan that will see the Club conduct regular conservation activities in this area.

The Club has planted over 2500 seedlings in the Wungong Conservation Park and we have contributed hundreds of volunteer man hours and thousands of dollars towards controlling Cotton Bush, eradicating Boneseed plant , rubbish and fence removal and access control.

It is very unfortunate that from time to time acts of vandalism are carried out which set our work back. However, we hope that our continued involvement in this area is creating a positive relationship between our Club, DPAW staff, local residents and the Community at Large.

There are some fantastic bushwalking areas in the Park and to have such an amazing natural asset so close to Perth, a truly beautiful natural environment that can be left by us as legacy for our children and our grandchildren to enjoy. Our Club will continue with our efforts to maintain this environment in the best way we can.

For more details please contact our Environment Officer via email