Screenshot of Urban Bushland Council WA Inc’s map of groups.
Behaviour change goals allow us to protect the environment without necessarily adding habitat to our site. Because they require a longer term commitment, we have determined that any one of the following actions will automatically earn one full ReWild star to your rating. However, you can only achieve the behaviour change star once – you can’t add them together – although this shouldn’t stop you from doing more if you can.
Getting out with a local group is good exercise. ReWild Perth activities in local parks and coastlines include planting native trees, citizen science, restoring waterways, and building wildlife habitat. This is both great exercise and purposeful for our local biodiversity and wider community.
NB: If you are unable to engage in physical activity, ask your local group if there’s something else you can do to help. Some groups may need help with fundraising or administration – Just ask!
There are countless studies that show that connections to nature and community can improve our overall sense of wellbeing, and local environmental groups offer the opportunity to get both at once. Joining active groups is a great way to get to know your area and the people around you, especially if you’re a recent arrival. There is a great deal of wildlife that is unique to our region, and a local will be able to help you see it all.
Most groups represent a huge resource of knowledge on native plants and animals and will be able to give you great tips on what you can do at home – everything from how and when to plant tube stock, what birds you may be able to attract to your garden, weed management and more. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn by doing, and then applying it at your own ReWild site.