29 January 2013
A Representative from Rangelands NRM will be undertaking a road trip along the north-west coast of WA from Carnarvon to Broome in early February to talk to local communities about current coastal and marine environmental projects and future opportunities.
Jimmy Dobson, Rangelands NRM’s Coastal Projects Coordinator will be in Geraldton from 4 February and travelling up through Shark Bay, Carnarvon, Exmouth and Port Hedland throughout that week.
Mr Dobson said he is keen to talk to community groups, government agencies and local councils about current projects as well as possible future ones.
“I am looking for people in other towns along the coast who may be interested in participating in Coastal NRM projects,” Mr Dobson said.
Mr Dobson will be available to discuss different funding opportunities, development of projects and provide more information about Rangelands NRM’s coastal works.
Rangelands NRM is able to assist groups in developing localised projects of importance that would have a significant impact on improving the responsibility for managing coastal areas.
“The projects will then be considered for funding in the Rangelands NRM grants as well as the Coastwest funding round,” Mr Dobson said.
The Rangelands coastal program provides opportunities for governments, community, business and interest groups to become actively involved in on ground works to protect and manage our coastal and marine environments.
Coastcare and landcare groups tackle problems like dune erosion, loss of native plants and animals, storm water runoff, pollution or debris, weeds and control of human access to sensitive areas.
Current coastal projects coordinated by Rangelands NRM in the NW region include:
- Signage and track management to protect Monsoon Vine Thickets at Middle Lagoon
- Fencing at the 80 mile beach RAMSAR site on Frazier Downs
- Cable Beach Turtle Nesting Education
- Shark Shield device trial on fish by-catch
Current coastal projects funded through Coastwest in the NW region include:
- Wild Futures 80 Mile Beach turtle conservation
- Broome community Sea Grass monitoring
- Shire of Roebourne management plans
- Dirk Hartog Island beach clean up
If you are interested in meeting with Jimmy, please contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08 9192 5507 or mobile 0409 841 087.
NOTES FOR EDITOR:
Rangelands NRM WA is a not for profit, non-aligned community-based group which aims to facilitate collaboration and best practice in environmental management for land managers who want to achieve good natural resources outcomes. For more information about Rangelands NRM and their projects, visit http://www.rangelandswa.com.au/
Jimmy Dobson, Coastal Projects Coordinator
Rangelands NRM, WA
Lotteries House, 20 Cable Beach Road, Broome WA 6725
Tel: (08) 9192 5507
Mobile: 0409 841 087
Teresa Belcher, Communications Manager
Rangelands NRM, WA
Tel: 08 9485 8930
Mobile: 0488 594 324