Clean and Green – Reviving the Port’s Wetlands

The waters in and around the Port River and Barker Inlet estuaries are like nowhere else.

Within the estuaries you’ll find mangroves, mudflats, saltmarshes and seagrass meadows. All of which provide incredibly important services to the local wildlife and humans alike. Over the summer months we will ‘sea the change’ by being the change.

We’ll be rolling up our sleeves and giving back to this precious area through a range of activities and events like:

  • beach and wetland clean-ups to tackle plastic pollution
  • mulching and watering at Magazine Creek Wetlands to keep our seedlings happy and healthy
  • weeding of invasive plants from sensitive saltmarsh ecosystems.

If you’re looking at getting involved look no further than our action-packed summer here at CVA!

What better way to give back to our environment, spend time in nature and meet like-minded individuals passionate about protecting our planet.


Roll up your sleeves and get ready to become a hero!

Can’t attend events on the ground?

We know that it’s not always easy to find time to volunteer with us, so we’ve created ways for people to take action anywhere, anytime. Everyone can take part and make a contribution to ocean, wetlands and rivers!

Take action from home with our SeaToSource Plastic Waste Challenge (coming February 2024) available on our CVA Community app.

Your mission?

Find all the plastic beasts lurking in your bin and cut down on the use of at least one. We will help you along the way with tips and guides. Did you conquer your plastic beast? Let’s find out!


Download the CVA Community app and get started now!


A call to action for Ocean, Wetlands & Rivers.

The future of Australia’s ocean, wetlands and rivers is in our hands. At CVA, we create opportunities for anyone, anywhere, to take practical actions and Sea The Change!

Over the next 5 years, we are committing to: 

  • Activating a community of people to remove 30 tonnes of rubbish from entering the environment.
  • Continue to contribute to CSIRO’s National Plastic Pollution Baseline Survey across the country.
  • Improve biodiversity, climate resilience, blue carbon storage potential, and habitat for our hero species on 14 wetlands in 6 capital cities and 3 regional centres.
  • Working alongside and supporting 80 community “care” and First Nations groups to catalyse action for ocean, wetlands and rivers.

Read our Charter for Change 🌱🌊🤝

🌟 Why Become a CVA Nature Steward? 🌟

  • Inspiration: Be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Empowerment: Your actions can change the course of nature.
  • Personal Connection: We speak your language and make it relatable.
  • Inclusivity: Everyone is welcome, and every contribution counts.
  • Optimism: Focus on win-win scenarios for nature and people.
  • Action-Oriented: Immediate, tangible steps you can take.
  • Fun: Enjoy the journey of making a difference.
  • Education: Learn about biodiversity and conservation while having a blast!