THE Peel Preservation Group needs new members.
Activist Coral Richards said the group was a good way for people to make their mark as environmentalists and to influence government policy.
“Peel Preservation Group was established in the 1970s and has been working with government to ensure the environment remains at the forefront of community priorities,” she said.
Recently, the Peel Preservation Group, along with organisations and local governments across WA, participated in Plastic Free July, encouraging community members across the Peel region to go plastic-free.
“The State Government has recently announced a container deposit scheme which will commence in 2018, so there is no doubt that small environmental groups like ours can make a difference,” Ms Richards said.
At a local level, Peel Preservation Group was instrumental in ensuring the City of Mandurah was a pedestrian-friendly community by holding an audit of drinking fountains in the area.
“If you want people to leave their cars and use a bike or their feet instead, you need to ensure there are adequate drinking fountains they can access,” Ms Richards said.
The group is looking for like-minded individuals who care about the environment and its preservation and are interested in becoming active members.
The Peel Preservation Group will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday, November 17, at 5.30pm in the Tuckey Room, City of Mandurah Civic Building.