Water Rat Survey

Our next water rat Survey field days will be held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th in York, WA. Meeting at R.C.S. office at Sandalwood Yards, Avon Trce at 10am for briefing before heading out in the field. Those with kayaks are welcome to bring them along. Children must be accompanied by parents. Join us …

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February 2018 – Water Rat Update

Our water rat project is in full swing with surveys being conducted along the Avon River. Heavy summer rains and high river water levels have made tracking these rodents very difficult but with water levels now dropping it has been easier. Over the last month R.C.S. members have been visiting potential areas collecting data and …

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Great Cocky Count 2018

Great Cocky Count, Monday 26th February 6pm – 8pm at The Sandalwood Yards.

York BioBlitz Update – November 2017

On the 14th and 15th of October, the Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management ran a Bioblitz in 3 conservation reserves west of York – Oswald Sargent, Wambyn and Mt Ronan. Anyone interested in discovering what natural flora and fauna resided around our area was invited to attend. Experts in flora and fungi, reptiles and invertebrates led …

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York Agricultural Show 2017

The River Conservation Society recently manned an exhibition marquee at the York agricultural show in September this year. The societies members and volunteers used this event to promote the societies conservation projects, encourage participation in the societies events and bring to the attention of the community the fantastic diversity of native flora and fauna on …

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A New Species Found In York

The greatest thrill we have had in 2017 is to FIND A NEW SPECIES!! As yet an unnamed species of Androcalva, several plants were located on a degraded roadside in York and the FIRST TO BE FOUND IN THE WORLD!!

Avon Park Working Group

The Avon Park Working Group was formed by the York Shire in 2016 / 2017 to explore the feasibility and development of concept plans for the redevelopment of Avon Park located in the York Town Precinct on the banks of the Avon River. This group met on numerous occasions throughout the year discussing and analysing …

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