September 8 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
West Stirling Neighbourhood House, 228 Hancock St, Doubleview WA 6018, Australia
Our Repair Cafe is a community meeting place where visitors bring in broken items and learn to fix them with the help of a volunteer expert.
So whether it’s a broken toy, chair, bike, jacket, computer or something else, if you can carry it with 2 hands we’ll take a look at it free of charge.
October 27, 2018 – October 28, 2018
various locations, Western Australia
How many species can you count? The BirdLife WA Twitchathon returns in 2018 with all entries also eligible for the National competition, now in its third year. The national twitchathon uses a weighting system to rank all state entries and determine an overall winner! All members and supporters of BirdLife are invited to take part.
We have three events to suit any type of team:
• 24 hour competition (State and National prizes)
• 12 hour competition (State and National prizes)
• Birdathon competition (National prize)
The Birdathon competition is designed to encourage newer birders and involves birding in three 1-hour blocks, aiming to get the highest total in Australia. There are loads of exciting prizes to be won for the highest totals, rarest sightings, best fundraisers and many more! There are also prizes for young birders.
Teams of 2 to 5 people can twitch wherever they like within WA. Any mode of travel (except by air) is allowed. Call playback is not allowed. Teams may enter one competition category.
For entry forms and further information please contact me.
Stewart Ford, BirdLife WA Twitchathon coordinator
“One Big Home” – Transition Town Bayswater Movie Night
October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
City of Bayswater Civic Centre, 61 Broun Ave, Morley WA 6943, Australia
Transition Town Bayswater and Environment House bring you this insightful new documentary and the Director will chat to us from the US about his movie after the screening. Don’t miss this one!
How do you ask the hard questions in your community? Carpenter Thomas Bena’s experience is that you do it out of caring and not out of anger.
Join us in the Embleton Room at the City of Bayswater Council Building for Transition Town Bayswater’s fourth movie night. One Big Home is a new documentary by a Carpenter who decided to ask a hard question about why people want bigger (houses) when it might not be better. This documentary explores the role our landscape plays in defining our sense of place and how failing to conserve natural places changes this sense of place. The process of answering this question led to a campaign that achieved a change in planning regulations in his community. Although this documentary is set in Martha’s Vineyard, it resonates with the changes in our community as we face issues such as the preservation of our few remaining natural wetlands from development and how we can conserve significant trees on public and private land and better understand them as a joint community asset.
Thomas Bena (One Big Home Director) has asked to join us for a Q&A after the movie – skyped in from the US.
October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PSAS, 22 Pakenham St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre, 244 Vincent St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia
Learn about the facts and figures, myths and milestones from a Tesla Energy Authorised Reseller. Availability is limited so please register soon to avoid disappointment. Real questions and real answers from Perth’s solar energy experts.
Free event. Light supper provided.
October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UWA Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia, Fairway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
A free public lecture by Professor Christophe Gaudin, Head of Oceans Graduate School and Director Wave Energy Research Centre.
Energy security is a critical issue in the 21st century and marine renewable energy resources are an important component of the blue economy agenda in Australia and internationally. Compared to other forms of renewable energy, wave energy is more consistent and more concentrated, but this industry is still in its infancy.
In this public lecture Professor Gaudin will discuss why marine renewable energy is an important component of the blue economy agenda and why Western Australia is one of the most promising wave and tidal energy locations in the world.
October 24, 2018 @ 6:45 pm – 9:45 pm
The Cruising Yacht Club, 2 Val St, Rockingham WA 6168, Australia
Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign and the Cruising Yacht Club Rockingham would like to invite you to a screening of ALBATROSS
This beautiful and thought-provoking film captures just that in relation to one of the most iconic and impressive sea-birds the Albatross.
ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On Midway island, in the remote North Pacific Ocean, tens of thousands of Laysan albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. ALBATROSS takes us on a journey, as we face this tragedy we must also confront our own complicity head on.
Free event but any donations will be gratefully received.
Screening begins 7pm.
The film will be introduced by Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign Coordinator for the area Corinne Johnson and following the screening there will Q&A.
Dinner is available at the club BOOKINGS must be made and will be served between 4.30pm and 6pm.
Please call to book 08 9527 5468
October 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lakelands Community House, 20 Dalona Pkwy, Lakelands WA 6180, Australia
To celebrate National Water Week, join Greening Australia to learn about the benefits of habitat gardens that require minmal watering whilst creating refuges for local fauna.
Workshop includes background knowledge about critters in your yard, start designing your own habitat garden and a garden visit to see firsthand the different water saving and habitat components.
October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rockingham WA 6168, Australia
In the market for some sweet new threads? Hanging out to save some turtles? Or just needing a groove to some beachin’ beats?
Sounds like your craving some scavenging action… and lucky for you we’re hitting the west coast for the first time in Rockingham.
With 300 million tonnes of plastic produced annually, there’s a whole heap that makes its way out to sea and into the stomachs of innocent marine and bird creatures.
So that’s why every 10 pieces of litter you pick-up and sort at the Scavenge, will earn you a Trash Token valid in our pre-loved, pop-up market full of funky pre-loved clothes, books & more.
There’ll be a bundle of local green groups to chat with, local live musicians to lap up and the chance to fill your noggin with tips on how to avoid single-use plastics.
We’re looking for volunteers, QUALITY clothes & good donations & businesses to take the plastic-free pledge!
October 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Centenary Park Community Centre, 105 Daly St, Belmont WA 6104, Australia
Do you ever wonder about the animals which inhabit your suburb? You might be surprised at the creatures which survive there. Would you like to attract wildlife to your garden?
Ecologists Mike and Mandy Bamford will take you on an armchair tour of the weird and wonderful creatures which inhabit our city, and give you the skills to create a wildlife haven in your garden.
Includes a walk around Centenary Park lake to see the native plantings.
Morning tea provided. BYO reusable coffee cup if you have one.
Contact the City of Belmont Parks and Environment Department on (08) 9477 7257 or email@example.com to register.
October 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Kalamunda WA 6076, Australia
Rachel and Mike Green will talk about how to identify, attract and care for the birds in your garden, reserve or street in the City of Kalamunda. They will explain what the different birds look like, what features to look out for when identifying them, what birds eat, how to use birdbaths, bird perches and bird boxes, and more. Mike will make sure you know how to tell the difference between all those special birds we call “LBBs” – little brown birds. He will even teach you the secret art of “bird shushing” to bring birds closer to you and show you his (nearly famous) pallid cuckoo call that even the pallid cuckoos think is a cuckoo! Rachel will show you many excellent photographs of the birds, play videos of them so you can practise identifying them, and show you Michael Morcombe’s “Birds of Australia” App to help identify birds and their calls wherever you go in Australia.
And, there will be a special segment on how to attract birds to your garden, and what plants, food and conditions they need. You can bring photographs of birds in your garden, park or reserve if you want them identified. Rachel and Mike will include photographs specifically taken in the City of Kalamunda and give you a bird list of all the birds seen in one hour at a key location in the CIty of Kalamunda (site tbc), to help you start your own bird list. They’ll bring along binoculars and bird books, a bird bath, a bird perch, a bird box, a list of bird books, and other equipment, and leave you inspired to know and care for the birds in your garden, street or reserve.
Bookings are required even though it is free. Please book for the workshop through the City of Kalamunda: firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate how many adults and children you are booking in.
Venue to be confirmed.
October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, Leach Hwy & Murdoch Dr, Winthrop WA 6155, Australia
Help celebrate National Bird Week and prepare for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count with experts from Birdlife and Greening Australia.
Learn about local birdlife and how you can plan and develop your garden to create bird-friendly habitat. Listen to guest presenters and take part in hands-on demonstrations and a guided habitat garden walk.
A delicious and eco-friendly brunch will be served for those in attendance.
This is a free event but bookings are essential.
October 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WA Gould League, 315 Selby St N, Osborne Park WA 6017, Australia
Please join us for a fun- filled family evening, learn all about our native frog species from famous naturalist – Eric McCrum (The Birdman of ABC Radio), and explore the lake by torchlight on a guided walk. Bring warm clothing, insect repellent, torch & closed in shoes /gumboots. Price is just $16/ person and includes food, drink, informative talk, guided walk and more! Children under 3 are free.
Registration is essential and spots are limited.
October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Canning River Eco Education Centre, Kent St & Queens Park Rd, Wilson
October 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Agonis, 2232 Albany Hwy, Gosnells WA 6110, Australia
November 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The RISE, 28 Eighth Ave, Maylands
This free workshop series provides Perth residents with the ideas and inspiration to create a successful garden while doing your bit to help protect the Swan and Canning rivers.
Hosted by ABC TV Gardening Australia presenter and environmental scientist Josh Byrne, this event showcases the latest ideas in environment-friendly gardening and provides participants with the practical information needed to get the best results from their garden.
The City of Canning Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions event features River Guardians Program Manager Jason Menzies and his work with the Swan and Canning river dolphins and the Reel It In fishing line bin project.
The City of Gosnells event features UWA Adjunct Research Fellow, Christine Groom and her work with WA’s endangered Carnaby’s Cockatoos.
The City of Bayswater event will feature Jeremy Maher, Manager Sustainability & Environment at the City of Bayswater and his work rehabilitating the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary.
October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia
October 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
South Perth Library, Cnr South Tce & Sandgate St, South Perth
October 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Manning Library, 2 Conochie Cres, Manning
Frogs are indicators of the health of our environment but how much do you know about them? Join zoologists Mike and Mandy Bamford for a fun-filled talk exploring the fascinating world of frogs!
At the workshop, you will discover:
• how to look after frogs in your suburb
• ways that local plants and native gardens encourage frogs
• how to create frog habitat in your backyard
• why frogs are environmental indicators
• how to identify common local frogs by their calls
October 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, End of, Groat St, North Beach WA 6020, Australia
WA Naturalists Club Northern Suburbs Branch monthly meeting
At tonight’s meeting, Mel Turner from the Underwater Explorers Club WA, will speak on “Blue-ringed Octopus and other Swan River critters”
Mel Turner is the Dive Coordinator for the Underwater Explorers Club WA. She has explored ‘our’ river to discover an amazing range of findings. Rather than the negative view we so often are given by the media, she finds that below the surface of the Swan River is a surprising and positive world. We will learn about some of the critters that she has found during both day and night dives in the Swan River. In February this year Mel and her diving buddy Malcolm Roberts found a Blue-ringed Octopus in the river off Mosman Park.
October 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia
Australians throw away four million tonnes of food every year. When you discard food, you are also discarding all of the water, fertiliser, fuel and energy that were used to get that food to your plate. By switching a few habits you can make a big difference to your emissions and your household budget.
Switch your thinking will reveal strategies to help reduce and minimise your food waste. Learn about this significant problem and how you can take action that will make a difference from your very own kitchen.
October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rockingham Regional Environment Centre, 49 Safety Bay Rd, Peron WA 6169, Australia
Naturalists Club Kwinana Rockingham Mandurah Branch monthly meeting.
Tonight, Nathan Leslie from the (City of Rockingham) will speak on “Environmental Protection, Issues and Management at the City of Rockingham”
October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia, Australia
This community event is being run in conjunction with the WA Marine Debris project managed by Tangaroa Blue, and the clean-up data you collect on the day will help track litter to its source and prevent it from entering the waste stream and harming our environment and marine life.
Location: Cottesloe Beach (meet in amphitheatre near intersection of Marine Pde and Napier St
Contact: Adeline (ph) 0499 104 660
We will provide gloves, equipment, afternoon tea and giveaways.
October 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Omeo Wreck, Socrates Parade, Western Australia, Australia
MUD and MUEnSA are participating in the 2018 WA Marine Debris Project and we need your help!
MUD will have a team of divers cleaning up the Omeo Wreck Dive Trail while MUEnSA will lead the shore clean up along the groyne.
After the event, a free BBQ will be provided thanks to the City of Cockburn. Please let us know your dietary preference so we can cater for you
MUD members will be able to hire dive gear from us free of charge.
*This is a dog friendly event, so feel free to bring your four-legged friends*
To be apart of this event or for more info, please email;
Shore team – email@example.com
Dive team – firstname.lastname@example.org
*PLEASE NOTE; you need to email either MUD or MUEnSA to confirm your attendance so we can provide enough gear for everyone
October 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Meeting Place Community Centre, 245 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162, Australia
Start creating your own verge garden! Join Greening Australia for this hands-on workshop and learn how to create a sustainable verge habitat that will be an urban oasis for local bird life. The workshop includes a presentation on local birds and their habitat, garden design and examples of which plants to use. There will be an optional visit to a local verge garden. Afternoon tea will be provided.
October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cannington Library, Cannington Leisureplex, 233 Sevenoaks St, Cannington WA 6107, Australia
This free presentation looks at the need to create a more waterwise garden by using the right soils, adding mulch, using your irrigation correctly, hydrozoning and choosing waterwise plants. With almost 50% of household water being used in the garden you will be sure to get practical advice, meaning long term water savings.
October 13, 2018
Octagonal Hall, WA Wildflowers Eastern Hills Branch, 52 McGlew Rd, Glen Forrest WA 6071, Australia
These two workshops, on October 13th and 20th, are designed to introduce participants to the techniques of wildflower identification. At the end participants should be able to quickly recognise the main wildflower families and genera in the south-west of WA. They will be run by Janet Atkins and Penny Hussey at Octagonal Hall in Glen Forrest. The cost for both days (including some materials) is $20 for Wildflower Society members and $30 for nonmembers
Day1: Introduction; flower and inflorescence structure; tools, lenses, microscopes, scans, terminology, books, electronic; stem and leaf structure; all topics theory and practical
Day 2: recognising 12-16 common WA plant families, theory and practical.
Study aids and materials will be provided.
Please ring Penny (9299 7024) if you need more detail or register at email@example.com
October 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
Leading WA and inter-state scientists will present on the ecological values and functions of the South West forests and what can be done to protect and / or restore those values and functions given climate change and the other stressors they face.
We are delighted to be including presentations from forest and ecology experts, researchers and social scientists Professors Jamie Kirkpatrick, Trish Fleming, Carmen Lawrence, Pierre Horwitz, Grant Wardell-Johnson, John Bailey, Giles Hardy, Joe Fontaine as well as Wardandi Noongar yorga Mitchella Hutchens.
Register your interest to stay updated.
October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Atwell Community Centre, 9 Lombe Gardens, Atwell
October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, Chisham Ave & Robbos Pl, Kwinana Town Centre
This Worm workshop, presented by Kevin Smith from The Worm Shed, features a presentation covering all aspects of worms, worm farming and the roles worms play in recycling and waste management. This is followed by an informal question time and a practical demonstration in setting up, operating and maintaining a worm farm.
Worm Farms, Worms, Castings & WormWiz will be available for purchase at the workshop. City residents can purchase either Worms or a fully established Worm Farm package (including worms) at a discounted price.
October 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Parliament Of Western Australia, Parliament House, Harvest Terrace, West Perth WA 6005, Australia
JOIN US on the steps of Parliament House, Perth Thursday October 11 at 12 noon to hand over a formal petition calling for a permanent ban on fracking in WA. We will be calling on the State Government to heed the call of climate scientists and thousands of Western Australian residents to legislate a permanent ban on fracking in our state. The event will co-incide with an international day of action in October known as the Global Frackdown. Please save the date and make time for this important lunch time rally.
Hosted by Frack Free WA
October 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Veterinary Biological Sciences Building, Murdoch WA 6150, Australia
Do you love turtles?
Then what an exciting event this would be for you!
Coming up in 3 weeks, Dr. Erina Young will be coming down to give a talk about the WA Sea Turtle Health Project! Dr. Erina Young has been conducting research on sea turtles for many years, heading out throughout Australia to document and monitor their health, common issues and diseases that befall them. Furthermore, as she had worked with turtle rehabilitation centers she would be sharing with us the practical know-hows if a sea turtle shows up at your clinic!
If you love sea turtles as much as we do, then this is an event that you would not want to miss!
The talk will held on the 8th of October, Monday at the Veterinary Biological Science Building lecture theater (250.3.023), Murdoch University from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
It will be free for WAVMA members and $2 for non-members!
Food and drinks will be provided so please RSVP so that we can have a rough estimate of the numbers!
October 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, 120 Gilchrist Rd, Lesmurdie WA 6076, Australia
Did you know that Tawny frogmouths have entirely waterproof feathering?
Did you know that they have 18 different vocalisations?
Come along to this talk where Katie will open a window into the world of these majestic birds!
Katie has a BSc in Zoology and Conservation Biology (UWA) and a Certificate III in Captive Animals. Having always been interested in Tawnies, as a part of her Certificate III in Captive Animals studies, she completed a tawny frogmouth husbandry manual for Perth Zoo and has since completed an updated version for Kanyana this year.
Meet a real Tawny and discover the secrets of their behaviour, diet, breeding and more.
This event is free, however we will welcome a gold coin donation.
You are also invited to join us for light refreshments after the talk.
This session is suitable for ages 12+.
October 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Garratt Road Bridge Park, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia
Clean up your favourite riverside area and help protect our resident dolphins, swans and other wildlife.
Come along for a few minutes or hours and help make a difference to our wildlife. Rubbish bags and gloves provided. Join River Guardians for a free sausage sizzle and cold drink afterwards.
October 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Kalamunda WA 6076, Australia
A garden festival in the heart of Kalamunda to celebrate all aspects of gardening, sustainable practices and horticulture.
A selection of stalls and displays offering local businesses an opportunity to share their gardening, horticultural and sustainable innovations.
Guest speakers to be scheduled in the Village Square Hall.
Don’t forget to wander through the adjoining Kalamunda Farmers Market and buy great produce and value added products.
October 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Glen Forrest Community Garden, 56 Hardey Rd, Glen Forrest WA 6071, Australia
Free hands-on event. Workshops, activities and PIZZA. Learn old skills, play old games. Fun afternoon with no money, no power, no waste.
Hosted by Glen Forrest Community Garden.
October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Mundaring Scout Hall, 2995 Jacoby St, Mundaring WA 6073, Australia
Bush Skills for the Hills workshop
Can you tell a native grass from a weedy grass? Do you know which wattles are local and which are not? Is Bristly-headed Stinkweed a native plant? What family of plants have male and female flowers? This workshop led by Una Bell will feature a talk about some of the common plant families found in Mundaring and a guided walk focussing on wildflowers and weeds found along the Railway Heritage Trail. Workshop is not suitable for small children.
Meet at the Railway Heritage Trail near Mundaring Scout Hall.
September 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre, 244 Vincent St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia
Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
RCNC Community Garden, Humphreys St, Lockyer, Western Australia
Come along to our monthly Produce Swap & Share! All welcome, bring excess produce, seeds, seedlings, cuttings, jars etc. Anything a suburban gardener might want or need! Or just come along for some interesting conversation, local knowledge and information. Cups of tea and coffee provided but please feel free to bring along some morning tea to share 🙂
Oct 20th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov 17th , 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dec 15th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Academy Cafe Mount Hawthorn, 1/148 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016, Australia
Bring in your broken items from home and fix them with the help of our volunteer experts. We can look at bikes, clothing, small furniture, household items and low voltage electrical. For more info, or to find out what electrical items you can bring in, see repaircafeperth.org
Swan Valley Swap Shuffle Share
November 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Swan Valley Gourmet B&B, 1056 Great Northern Hwy, Baskerville
Hate waste? Want to share seeds, plants, herbs, cuttings, excess produce, home-made stuff?
If that sounds like you, come along to the Swan Valley Swap Shuffle Share at 10am at West Swan Hall, opposite Mash Brewery, Henley Street and Park Street on the West side of the road.
We have heaps of fun – you can meet like-minded people and share a cuppa! Bring your travel mug, goodies to share and a smile! If you have nothing to bring, bring some morning tea. If your goodies aren’t taken, please take them home with you at the end.
Grafting and propagation
October 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
West Swan Hall, Lot 1 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook, Western Australia
Ever wanted to graft your own plant? Grow your own rootstock? Create multi-grafted plants? Welcome to our grafting and propagation workshop, held on October 8, 2017 from 10am to 12pm at Tass 1 Trees. At this workshop, Joe Tassone will show you how simple grafting is with practice. Learn to do chip/bud, cleft and top grafts and discuss other grafting related issues.
Financial members: $25.00
Workshop + membership: $50.00
Bird Walk, Forrestdale Lake
October 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Forrestdale Lake, Forrestdale WA 6112, Australia
Meet at 8:00 am at Moore Street car park. From Perth, drive down the Freeway, turning left into Armadale Road. Continue on across Nicholson Road, then just over 1 km along turn right into Weld Street, then second left into Loftus Street, and then right into Moore Street. There should be plenty of waterbirds, bushbirds and possibly some raptors. Over 110 bird species have been recorded here. The wildflowers should be good too.
Bring morning tea, telescopes if you have them and rubber boots, as it will be muddy.
For members and the general public.
Held every third Sunday of the month, 9-10am
M J Morgan Reserve, Railway Tce, Glen Forrest
Sunday September 16 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday October 21 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday November 18 @ 9 – 10am
The Sharing Economy is alive in the Hills!
Bring your surplus garden produce: Fruit, Veggies, Plants, Cuttings, Seeds, even garden paraphernalia & books
Share what others bring… or just hang out & chat..
Eat really local food (talk to the person who grew it!)
Share cultivation & preparation tips
Come and be part of our growing community.