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Waves of Success for Woodside Coastal Guardians

What an amazing year Woodside Energy and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) have had, continuing to assist community groups along the coasts in Perth & Karratha, building capacity and helping to make those large-scale rehabilitation projects possible.

 “Volunteer support helps us achieve practical conservation targets such as planting and weeding. Woodside Coastal Guardians enables CVA to provide volunteer teams – thank you for all your help and support” Sharon McArthur, Mullaloo Beach Community Group Inc.

Key achievements of the 2017 program include:

440 000 m2 invasive weeds removed

38 coastal land managers and community groups supported at 50 locations

Over 1000 kg marine debris collected and analysed

Over 1000 community, international and employee volunteers making a difference

Planting of 15 000 native species in the coastal system

Winner of the Industry & Community Collaboration Award (WA Planning Commission) and the Coastcare Category of the WA Landcare Award

We are excited to announce that we’ll be continuing to contribute into the future, as Woodside Energy & CVA have agreed to partner for another three years!  CVA can’t wait to keep making a difference and to continue providing our volunteers with educational and enticing opportunities for volunteering in WA’s natural areas.

 “I feel as though I am helping to beautify the environment and bring back the natural ecology. Great work and thank you Woodside Coastal Guardians” Janelle Ainsworth, CVA Volunteer.

Volunteers are ready for a full day of planting at Coogee Beach.

Volunteers are ready for a full day of planting at Coogee Beach.

CVA Team Leader Gerda smiles for the camera.

CVA Team Leader Gerda smiles for the camera.