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PPG is supporting the Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Team’s efforts to raise money for much-needed equipment to help stranded dolphins. If you’d like to make a donation to this worthy cause or you’d like more information please click here.

A Tribute to Shirley Joiner

We are deeply saddened to inform you that Shirley Joiner passed away on Easter Sunday after a long illness. Shirley was the backbone of PPG for many years, and she inspired many of us with her pioneering spirit.
Please click here for a tribute by Denis Gray.
If you have any photographs of Shirley, please email them to peelpreservation@westnet.com.au and they will be forwarded to her family. Leave a tribute here.

Shirley and friends in 2014 campaigning for the protection of the Peel-Harvey waterways. Courtesy of the Coastal Times.

Shirley and friends campaigning for the protection of the Peel-Harvey waterways. Courtesy of the Coastal Times.

Events

Plans are afoot for the Environmental Event at Mandurah Stretch Festival on 6th/7th May 2017. We are looking for volunteers to help us create and present fun and educational activities for people of all ages and abilities. A couple of our activities will focus on native orchids.
We will also be ramping things up during Plastic Free July in an effort to encourage everyone to use less disposable plastic. We are looking for ideas to inspire people. Please contact us if you’d like to get involved. Watch this space for news of more events.

Meetings

Our committee meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at The Parents Place.
CURRENT AND NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!
Our informal coffee meetings are held on each preceding Saturday at Mandurah Quay Waterside Restaurant. EVERYONE is welcome to our coffee meetings to find out what we’re doing, and to suggest what we could be doing. Please see our Calendar below for meeting dates in 2017.

PPG Committee

We are delighted to announce that we have a new secretary Diane Louw, and assistant secretaries Barbara Sing and  Jo Drew. Dave Thomas is our treasurer. Mel Tuckey is our submissions officer.
Linda Thorpe manages our website, e-newsletters and grant applications. Koby Anderson does our water testing. Barry Small manages our social media. Coral Richards, Caroline Knight and Les Hodgeson assist with PR and events.
Perhaps you’re wondering “who is the president?” Well, PPG believes in rotating leadership and so has a “revolving chair” rather than a president.

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM was held on 17th November 2016. Please click here for our Annual Report. Special thanks go to our guest speaker Greg Keighery who talked about what being officially listed as a “Threatened Ecological Community” means for our Banksia Woodlands.

 

Submissions

To read our submission on the Frasers Landing Management Plan please click here.
To read our recommendations for the Revitalisation of Pinjarra Town Centre please click here.
To read our comments on Lot 600 Lakes Road, Nambeelup please click here.
To read our support of Amendment No.136 to Town Planning Scheme No.3 please click here.

 

Members Wanted to Preserve Peel (Media Release)

One of the Peel region’s most influential environmental advocates, Peel Preservation Group Inc. (PPG) is looking for local community members passionate about nurturing Peel’s unique landscape for future generations.
Instrumental since the 1970s, PPG led the fight to save Creery Wetlands from canal development, and 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 has 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, PPG 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.
PPG is now seeking new members to continue this significant contribution to the region.
In partnership with key environmental stakeholders and organisations, including 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 that the Peel Region has one of the State’s most enviable environments, and PPG has been at the heart of its creation,” Ms Knight said. “If you care about its preservation, now is the time to stand up and make your mark.”
For information and expressions of interest please email peelpreservation@westnet.com.au or come to one of our meetings – please see above.

Membership Gift Certificates

Question: What’s the perfect gift for only $20, or $25 a couple?
Answer: A Gift Certificate for a year’s membership to PPG, laminated and posted to you or your recipient.
Please click here for a sample and here to order.
All enquiries to peelpreservation@westnet.com.au

Calendar for 2017


April

Thursday 6th – PPG Committee Meeting – 6.30pm – The Parents Place – Members welcome

Saturday 29th – PPG Coffee Meeting – 2.30pm – Mandurah Quay Restaurant – Everyone welcome

 

May

Thursday 4th – PPG Committee Meeting – 6.30pm – Members welcome

6th / 7th – Stretch Festival Weekend

Monday 22nd – World Biodiversity Day

Saturday 27th – PPG Coffee Meeting – 2.30pm – Mandurah Quay Restaurant – Everyone welcome

 

June

Thursday 1st – PPG Committee Meeting – 6.30pm – The Parents Place – Members welcome

Monday 5th – World Environment Day

 

July

Saturday 1st – PPG Coffee Meeting – 2.30pm – Mandurah Quay Restaurant – Everyone welcome

Thursday 6th – PPG Committee Meeting – 6.30pm – The Parents Place – Members welcome

Plastic Free July – Mandurah dates/events TBA

Saturday 29th – PPG Coffee Meeting – 2.30pm – Mandurah Quay Restaurant – Everyone welcome

 

August

Thursday 3rd – PPG Committee Meeting – 6.30pm – The Parents Place – Members welcome

 

September

Saturday 2nd – PPG Coffee Meeting – 2.30pm – Mandurah Quay Restaurant – Everyone welcome

Thursday 7th – PPG Committee Meeting – 6.30pm – The Parents Place – Members welcome

Sunday 24th – World Rivers Day

Saturday 30th – PPG Coffee Meeting – 2.30pm – Mandurah Quay Restaurant – Everyone welcome

 

October

Thursday 5th – PPG Committee Meeting – 6.30pm – The Parents Place – Members welcome

Saturday 28th – PPG Coffee Meeting – 2.30pm – Mandurah Quay Restaurant – Everyone welcome

 

November

Thursday 2nd – PPG Committee Meeting – 6.30pm – The Parents Place – Members welcome

Thursday 16th – PPG Annual General Meeting – 5.30pm – Everyone welcome

 

December

Saturday 2nd – PPG Coffee Meeting – 2.30pm – Mandurah Quay Restaurant – Everyone welcome

Thursday 7th – PPG Committee Meeting – 6.30pm – The Parents Place – Members welcome