The Canning River Eco Education Centre, known locally as CREEC, provides sustainability and environmental education through its fieldwork and programs to support children, adults, schools, community groups and the general public.
Canning River Eco Education Centre
Ideally located on the banks of the Canning River, adjacent to Kent Street Weir and within the Canning River Regional Park, the Centre aims to raises awareness and create positive action for the health our waterways and the surrounding natural environment, and works collaboratively with local environmental groups, non for profit organisations, schools, government agencies and private businesses.
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Canning River Regional Park
Extending six kilometres along the Canning River between the Riverton and Nicholson Road bridges, the Canning River Regional Park is a significant reserve.
Covering approximately 266 hectares, the park is unique, encompassing conservation values and recreational opportunities all within a highly-urbanised environment.
First set aside for public use in the 19th century, the park consists of large areas of parkland for public recreation and extensive wetlands managed for the protection of biodiversity.
Comprising estuarine and riverine ecologies in addition to woodland and wetland regions, it is home to more than 100 species of bird and a widely diverse range of flora and fauna.