Green Skills Strategic Planning,
Governance and Compliance 2018
This project will provide capacity for Green Skills to conduct a mid-way review of their strategic plan, update their Work Health and Safety compliance, and organisational policies and procedures. This will enable the organisation to continue developing partnerships and delivering on-ground conservation and community engagement activities.
Laura Bird, State Manager, says: “Green Skills delivers a wide variety of activities targeting and supporting the community with a focus on disadvantaged persons. Improving our Work Health and Safety documents and practices and reviewing our strategic plan will assist us to continue to support the community and the environment, whilst looking after our valuable workers and volunteers.”
(Project supported by $8640 Community Capability Grant from State NRM)
Eradicating Senecio glastifolius in Albany 2018
Senecio glastifolius is an Albany-based weed that Green Skills has been targeting for eradication. Green Skills will work with the community and build on partnerships with the City of Albany, Dept of Agriculture and Food WA and DPaW to conduct 800ha on-ground Senecio eradication and monitoring activities, including up to date mapping.
Anne Sparrow, Albany Office Manager, says: “Senecio is localised to the Albany region only at this stage. It is not often we have the opportunity to prevent a weed from escaping. Often is the case that spread becomes regionalized quickly and the work required becomes unachievable. This project provides the opportunity to prevent the weed from regionalising itself.”
(Project Supported by $28 000 State NRM Community Action Grant:)
Protecting Torndirrup National Park
from Sydney Golden Wattle 2018
Green Skills will work with the community and build on partnerships with tree plantations, the City of Albany and DPaW to conduct 600ha invasive wattle control and monitoring activities, busy bees and publications including mapping and flyers for events such a National Wattle Day. We aim to control the spread of Sydney Golden Wattle through empowering the community with training and improved knowledge to identify and treat Sydney Golden Wattle. We will reduce the impact of volunteer burnout with the provision of manpower and expertise support.
Rosie Smith, Weedy Wattle Coordinator, says: “Sydney Golden Wattle seed is viable for over 10 years. Following up on previously treated sites is imperative to achieving control. This grant will help Greek Skills to engage the community and private landholders in on-ground action. Supporting our wonderful volunteers is one of our priorities!”
(Project supported by $45 000 State NRM Community Action Grant.)