The Denmark Environment Centre Inc. is a not-for-profit community organisation that exists to educate, advocate and collaborate for the good of the environment in the Denmark Shire and beyond.
Our Vision: A sustainable community with a high level of environmental consciousness which proactively protects its environment.
To care and respect and to protect the natural environment where needed is what is in the forefront of DEC’s existence. The Centre was established in 1987 and has since been active on many fronts: mining applications, lobbying government to cease logging of our native forests, investigating effects of prescribed burning on our iconic flora and fauna, connecting people with our Noongar elders, establishing a deeper understanding of indigenous practices, writing reports and submissions on environmental issues to Federal, State and Local governments and collaborating with many other environmental organisations.
The shop on Strickland Street provides a very interesting array of books and other items connecting people to environmental matters. It is also a hub where people can meet or enquire about anything related to the natural environment or threats to that environment. It houses a library, which anyone can use within the centre, and members are able to borrow books. The shop is entirely run by volunteers.
The DEC offices and meeting room are located at the rear of the shop and can be accessed separately. The meeting room is used by a variety of local groups and of course the DEC committee and staff.