We know the social distancing restrictions have had an immediate impact on delivering many community engagement activities and events. While this has been disappointing we are working at finding alternative ways to engage with the community. This is a great time to expand our online engagement and we are busy looking into delivering online webinars about specific topics relevant to the restoration efforts in the corridor.
If you have a topic you’d like to hear about then let us know.
Community planting events update
This is one of our major engagement events and the ones that people really enjoy getting a long to. The Rehabilitating Roe 8 team have been in consultation with WA Landcare who has written to the Premier and the three NRM Ministers requesting their intervention in regard to COVID-19 Restrictions to enable the upcoming community volunteer planting season to proceed. You can view WALN’s letter to Premier McGowan HERE
The Rehabilitating Roe 8 team will wait to see as the season progresses if there is an opportunity to deliver planting events. We have been thinking of novel ways to do this including staggering shifts, limiting numbers at events, people having a tray of plants to do on their own etc.
Volunteers could be required to:
- bring their own planting equipment, or have sanitising arrangements in place between ‘shifts’
- dispose of trays at a certain place on the premises, and
- each enters and leave by ‘prearranged appointment times’ to permit the next volunteer(s) to attend.
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