The goals of the River Conservation Society are to promote public interest in the natural history and natural eco-systems of the Avon Valley and to study, preserve and restore the flora and fauna of these eco-systems with special attention to waterways, in particular the Avon River and its tributaries.


The River Conservation Society was founded in March 1990 in York, Western Australia, in response to increasing public concern over the degradation of the riparian environment of the Avon River. Read More…

The Herbarium is a repository of local flora collected on private bushland and Crown Reserves in the Shire of York. It is held at the Conservation Room at the Sandalwood Yards on Avon Terrace in York, Western Australia. Read More…

Plant catalogue, ordering, delivery and payment details can be downloaded here: Read More…

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During the course of their early work, the R.C.S became aware that many crown reserve areas of bushland in the York region were not actively managed. The R.C.S. applied for several of the reserves to be cared for, with the purpose of retaining and restoring natural habitat and facilitating landscape connectivity. Read More…

The climate of the Shire of York is characterised by hot dry summers and mild wet winters. The summers are occasionally relieved by short periods of heavy rain of tropical cyclonic origin. Read More…

All our General Meetings are postponed until further notice.

All our Committee Meetings will be conducted online by email as necessary (this includes all sub-committees). Read More…

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