Community Conservationists celebrates tree planters, wildlife carers, citizen scientists and other inspirational people who are putting in the hard yards to care for nature. By telling their stories and providing communications and marketing support, this initiative aims to raise the profile of the people in our community who are dedicated to conserving our natural world. 

This storytelling comes at no cost to our Community Conservationists – we seek outside funding for the initiative so that those doing good work for our environment can spend the money where it counts. 

If you’re involved in on-ground conservation work, or you’re looking to support those who are, get in touch with us to discuss storytelling opportunities.



Our Current Cohort

We are currently working with three inspiring Victorian groups to help them tell their story and engage new supporters.

Cardinia Environment Coalition protect and enhance the natural environment in Cardinia Shire, engage with the community about environmental issues, manage areas of public land for their environmental values and support their member groups. They run an indigenous nursery, supplying locally native plants to the community, environmental groups, government agencies and other organisations, to increase the native habitat available in the Cardinia Shire.

Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater Inc. work to protect existing habitat and plant future habitat for the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater, raise awareness about the species’ plight, and enlist broad community support for the HeHo recovery project.

MYCOmmunity Applied Mycology are a not-for-profit community organisation that aims to increase public awareness about fungi and the vital role they play in the ecosystem, for health and environmental sustainability. They train citizen scientists in applied mycology (the study of fungi) and empower them to play a vital role in collecting data for conservation of threatened fungi.


Groups receive training in engagement and communications, a short film to tell their story, and an engagement strategy to direct their ongoing storytelling activities.

Not at all! We seek outside support to enable us to help conservation groups tell their stories.

This years initiative made possible thanks to the generous support of the The Ross Trust.

Your group will be required to attend 1-2 workshops with our team, as well as be available for up to three days worth of filming. In addition to this, you will need to commit some time to implementing the engagement strategy we develop with you.

Currently, the program will be going ahead despite COVID-19 disruptions. However we will ensure all activities with groups follow appropriate health guidelines to minimise any risk to participants. Where possible, we will host virtual workshops to avoid direct contact with groups.

Stories from our previous cohorts