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Pilbara Benefits from Woodside Coastal Guardians

Above photo: Woodside employees join Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation for a day of environmental activities on the Burrup.

This month, close to 100 Woodside employees from Karratha & Dampier volunteered their time with Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) on the Woodside Coastal Guardians Program.

Our two Conservation Officers Hannah & Tim headed ‘up north’ to take teams out and about in the sunny Pilbara to help with a variety of community and environmental projects.

“We’ve been having a lot of fun – but making some great on-ground progress! Last week we went out along the Harding River to assist with biological control of Parkinsonia – a woody weed species” says Hannah, “and this week we’ve been out with Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation on the Burrup doing Marine Debris Surveys.”

Injecting biological controls into Parkinsonia, a woody weed species of environmental significance.

Injecting biological controls into Parkinsonia, a woody weed species of environmental significance.

The generous contribution of Woodside employee time and efforts during the past two weeks have helped to increase the capacity of local land managers in undertaking their environmental projects, helping build a more sustainable and inclusive community.

“We’ve been back out at Millstream National Park this week and last week to remove invasive water fern from near the Homestead” says Tim. “The teams always love coming out here! They are always keen to get involved in such a beautiful place.”

Teams at Karratha Back Beach carry bags of removed Kapok weed back to the car park for pick up.

Teams at Karratha Back Beach carry bags of removed Kapok weed back to the car park for pick up.

This year we were fortunate enough to have new project partners on board, helping out at Yaandina Community Services, installing two new bush-tucker gardens and helping to remove Kapok weed at Karratha back beach with the City of Karratha.

On their last day, teams headed out to Cossack settlement to assist the Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation with looking after the grounds of this beautiful historical settlement.