The Werribee River Association (WRivA) began its life in Werribee Township in 1981, with a view to protect and enhance the natural environment of the whole of the Werribee River. WRivA always understood that the catchment of the river was important, and now acts strategically and practically in an effort to gain support for the health of the people and the rivers, creeks, wetlands, estuaries and coastline of the Werribee catchment.