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…

1st March 8am Registration.      Meet at the Swing Bridge, Avon Park Bring a water bottle, sturdy shoes, a hat, work clothes & gloves. We will supply a drink station, buckets and bags. 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…

Thank you to Will Yeoman and John Kinsella who are generously donating the proceeds from the sale of their works in the Textures of Ambiguity exhibition to the River Conservation Society. Please support this exhibition now on at Gallery 152 Read More…

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