PEEL Preservation Group is looking for local community members passionate about nurturing Peel’s unique landscape for future generations.
Instrumental since the 1970s, with a foundation built on environmental concern, Peel Preservation Group led the fight to save Creery Wetlands from canal development. PPG also paved the way for the international listing of the Peel Yalgorup Wetland System, now acknowledged as a wetland of importance under the Ramsar Convention.
Member Caroline Knight said PPG had fought to maintain some of the Peel Region’s most vital environmental assets since the 1970s.
“When plans were being made to identify the route for the Kwinana Freeway and Forrest Highway, Peel Preservation Group had a seat at the table and ensured the freeway was moved one kilometre east to save Goegrup and Black lakes, saving over 40 hectares of vegetation surrounding the lakes,” Ms Knight said.
The group is now seeking new members to continue this significant contribution to the region.
In partnership with Peel’s key environmental stakeholders and organisations including the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, PPG has considerable work to do over the coming years, with a vision to establish a dynamic and diverse group to lead its future.
“There is no doubt, the Peel Region has one of the State’s most enviable environments, and the Peel Preservation Group has been at the heart of its creation.
“If you care about its preservation, now is the time to stand up and make your mark,” Ms Knight said.
There is a special meeting for the PPG on Thursday, October 6 at 63 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah. For more details email Caroline Knight4caroline2read@gmail.com.