Supporting volunteering in the Great Southern

An 18-month project to support environmental volunteering and community education in the Great Southern region is underway.

Project coordinator roles will be created in Albany and Esperance to work with participating community groups in helping to deliver events, workshops and community education programs.

South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc will partner with Volunteering WA and Bush Heritage Australia to support community groups with training, governance, resources and mentoring opportunities.

Among proposed hands-on volunteer experiences are planting, weeding and beach clean-ups, as well as on-country field days co-designed by Noongar Elders to share traditional ecological knowledge and practice.

There will also be citizen-science-based opportunities to monitor malleefowl nests, western ringtail possums and marine mammals.

The project has been made possible through a $505,000 Lotterywest grant.

For more information, visit Home – South Coast Natural Resource Management (