Celebrating our volunteers

Let’s face it, we could not have achieved what we have this year without them.

For example, our coastal volunteers have had a very busy year and we are extremely grateful for their contributions.

volunteersTo celebrate another successful coastcare year, volunteers from across the Northern Agricultural Region gathered at Wedge Island in the south of the region and the Geraldton Club in the north.

To celebrate another successful coastcare year, volunteers from across the Northern Agricultural Region recently gathered at Wedge Island in the south of the region, and the Geraldton Club in the north.

For the latter, the view of the Geraldton coastline from the Geraldton Club balcony could not have been a more fitting end to another successful year, as volunteers came together to celebrate all of the year’s achievements.

Although the night was about celebration, there was also the opportunity to look forward to the new-year – with the announcement of two new Coastwest funded projects that will be delivered in 2016.

Similarly, (at Wedge Island), around 30 people come together last Friday to celebrate the work done by Coastcare groups and the opportunity to network.

The morning was spent learning about the area – including the importance of the island, and the projects undertaken by the Yued community, such as track closures, rehabilitation and weed management.

The region is very lucky to have such a dedicated group of individuals, who provide their local knowledge, skills and community spirit, to help protect the region’s natural resources and cultural heritage for the benefit of all.

Volunteers contribute in many ways, and have worked on a range of important NRM projects – such as the Pyp Grass (vegetation surveys, tagging live stands for contractors) and African Boxthorn eradication projects, as well as contributing to our various environmental monitoring projects using NACC’s smartphone app, Photomon.

Our project volunteers work on both private and public lands and we are always looking for new members to join in the fun. Anyone who would like to get involved should contact the team at NACC to find out just how easy it is.

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