Guilderton is a small township, consisting largely of holiday homes and a very popular caravan park, which together with day visitors, swells the town’s population to over 3,000 on summer holidays, when car parking and river use can become chaotic.
Most of Guilderton’s residents and regular visitors regard themselves as custodians of this special place, however there is still a reckless minority of visitors and boat owners who have no concern for the environment and other users of the river.
Most residents and visitors feel a commitment both towards preserving this region that it might be enjoyed by future generations; and towards sharing it with visitors here and now.
The Visitor Centre and other volunteer groups work to preserve and enhance the town and the environment.
The Shire of Gingin, Moore Catchment Council and the Northern Agricultural Catchment Council all contribute time, money and expertise on many projects each year. All groups are always looking for more help. Details can be found on the Visitor Centre noticeboards.