York's River Conservation Society is proactive in seeking funding for a continuing program of flora and fauna surveys and revegetation projects. It is actively engaged with the local community to encourage interest, to educate, and to promote awareness of the threats faced by the Avon River and its riparian zones and remnant bushland reserves and roadsides. It also encourages a scientific understanding of the bioecology of riverine systems and will be active in encouraging relationships with Universities and established scientific groups.
The River Conservation Society sees all river systems and all remnant bushland as having high ecological value. These areas are important for the conservation of flora and fauna, to provide wildlife habitat and corridors and to protect natural landforms.