Where has the year gone? July 8, 2014Posted by skipanipa in Uncategorized.
We’re halfway through 2014 and it’s high time we reflected on what we’ve been up to.
This year SKIPA received a Caring for Our Country Community Environment Grant to work on the federally endangered Monsoon Vine Thickets of the Dampier Peninsula. We will be working with our volunteers and Dampier Peninsula Ranger groups to restore, protect and manage some of these critical environments. The project is a collaboration between Indigenous Rangers, ecologists and community volunteers. Stay tuned for more information on the project and how to get involved.
Aside from this exciting grant, we have been a field trip to the Djarindjin nursery with the Bardi Jawi Oorany Rangers to see the exciting work they have been doing in their nursery, collecting and propagating local seeds and we had a walk through a nearby Monsoon vine thicket.
At our weekly meets at the KTI nursery we continue to learn how to successfully grow native plants and we have had a few sessions out at Minyirr Park, weeding and reflecting on how the wet season impacted on SKIPA’s weeding and revegetation work from 2013. We have also welcomed a few new and enthusiastic faces to the group.