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Choose from over 100 free events during May
Eco May has begun for 2016, a month-long celebration of WA's unique environment and sustainable living choices. The initiative is run by the Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA). Nowhere is this event more relevant than WA, a global biodiversity hotspot under threat. Groups, schools and councils across WA are hosting eco-themed activities throughout May to build community awareness and capability, and involve them in making a difference.

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Visit the Discover Kanyana Day Pic: Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre)


There are over free 100 events listed on the CCWA website, stretching from Esperance to Kununurra. They range from hands-on activities like diving, walking, citizen science activities and planting days, to field days, movie screenings and courses.

Head to www.ccwa.org.au/ecomay to find one near you.

Here are just a few events to get you started:

1st May- Coastcare at Mullaloo. Join the Mullaloo Beach Community Group in protecting precious biodiversity and care for the beach at this planting event. It's fun, free, and family-friendly.

1st May- Discover Kanyana Day. Meet and learn about native animals, listen to informative presentations from guest speakers, and bring the kids for crafts and activities.

6-9th May- Citizen Science. Get hands-on conducting refugia bird surveying and bird banding at the Charles Darwin Reserve Homestead in Bunjil.

8th May- Walk Through Fletcher Park. A guided walk through Fletcher Park in Wungong. Fletcher Park is 19 hectares of vegetation which has been listed as a 'Critically Endangered Threatened Ecological Community', and contains some species found nowhere else in the world.

21st May- Bush Skills for the Hills. Held at Mundaring's Hills Discovery Centre, this event uncovers the many uses of plants and animals. Try your hand at making some traditional hunting tools.

21st May- Tree Planting Day. Held at Hollis Park in South Fremantle by the Friends of Hollis Park.

Do some citizen science! Pic: Conservation Council of WA
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Why? Learn more about our unique environment
When: May 2016
Where: Across Western Australia
Cost: Free
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