What we do:
The BPG works to preserve and improve the semi-rural and
urban character of Bassendean. We have a proud record of
protecting Bassendean from inappropriate development and
helping people achieve a sense of community through river
and park enhancement projects.
See below for everything you've always wanted to know about BPG...
Interested in volunteering? Please email Nancy, our volunteer co-ordinator.
BPG's Planting Program
BPG hit the big time with the "2008 plants in 2008" target and managed to top that every year until 2011. That success turned out to be our undoing as we outgrew our existing backyard propagation facilities.
In 2011/2012, we potted in our new dedicated GroCentre for the first time and will have over 3,000 natives propagated and planted out by the end of the season.
Read more about BPG's planting plans for this year... Read more...
BPG received our Lotterywest Grant approval in September 2011 and by December had the new GroCentre fully functional. In 2012 we added a frog-friendly pond fed by captured rainwater to assist growing rushes and sedges.
BPG is focussing on propagating and planting out local native plants that are high priority for Carnaby's Black Cockatoo forage, roosting and nesting.
We'll also be working on Swan River foreshore restoration and in local reserves with the Town of Bassendean.
Read more about these and BPG's other projects... Read more...
There's always the monthly meetings, first Wednesday of each month 7:30pm at the new library in Bassendean. Except for December and January when we take a break from meetings.Read more...
BPG pots plants November through January at the GroCentre, and plants out June through August. In between there's thinning, staking and site preparation.
Find out more about upcoming BPG events...