Broome’s Green Army … greening the Kimberley

Just approved, courtesy of the Federal Government, our many Green Army Projects for the Broome area. (pdf pages 43-45) These projects will be ongoing for the next 18 months, in 3 stages of 6 months each. The host is Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation, a business incubator involved in Indigenous Communities out to over 200km from Broome.

I have been working toward this for a long time, and very pleased that finally, it comes to fruition. The work Mamabulanjin has put into this, along with the other stakeholders has been excellent. Now for the hard part, the implementation.

The announcement:

The Minister for the Environment has announced 397 new Green Army projects.
Nursery benches, featuring temporary shade

Nursery benches, featuring temporary shade frames

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Low, King tide over Roebuck Bay, home of hundreds of thousands of shorebirds.

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 This will be the biggest environmental rehabilitation project in the Kimberley, to help restore an 18Ha area of neglected bush between the Demco Sewage Treatment Plant and Roebuck Bay, a highly regarded Ramsar Wetland. Other activities include implementing our Savannah Enrichment planting programs, on several other properties near Broome.

Dampier Creek relegated to a tiny channel at low tide

Dampier Creek relegated to a tiny channel at low tide

People between the ages of 17 and 25 are urged to apply for this fantastic opportunity, superb training for any of the next stages of the Savannah Enrichment Project.

These projects will be in addition to our Work for the Dole program, already engaged in Greening Broome, planting trees and growing seedlings.aThe Green Army is one of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s successes. This latest is just the 4th stage of this initiative, hopefully this will continue despite whichever Party is in charge.

The opposite side of Roebuck Bay near Broome Bird Observatory

The opposite side of Roebuck Bay near Broome Bird Observatory

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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