Chevron and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) have continued to partner on exciting projects during 2017, including the Chevron Aboriginal Conservation Training Program (CACTP).
In September we welcomed our new CACTP team – Robert, Sean, Alexis, Belinda and Talia! The team has been busy learning and volunteering on key conservation projects in the Perth Metro area. Last week they helped the Friends of Lesmurdie Falls community group maintain a derelict walking path near upper Lesmurdie Falls.
Under the guidance of the South-East Centre for Urban Landcare, the team has so far planted almost 800 sedges along the Bannister Creek, and removed 300 m² of Typha reed from the creek bed, contributing to the site’s on-going rehabilitation.
Since Kyle, Ricky and Kyron successfully graduated from CACTP in May, Kyle has been employed as a participant on one of our Perth Green Army projects, working in John Forrest National Park. Kyron has been volunteering with our Better Earth program almost every week and is hoping to be selected to volunteer on a turtle monitoring project over the summer months.
Chevron employees have also been doing their part for their environment and for their community! In July, 35 employees hit the field with us at Bibra Lake to plant an amazing 1000 native species.
“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to you and your team for that day – we are glad that there’s a slice South of Perth that is now on its way to being returned to its natural state” Chevron employee, 13 July.
We can’t wait to see what the next Chevron team can achieve!