Elders Eugene Eades and Carol Pettersen recently launched and spoke to two short films featuring them on country east of Albany. Coordinated by Green Skills the films describe the passion and deep care they have for Warriup Swamp (Mullocullup Lake) and Moolyup Swamp (Lake Pleasant View) and all kepi – freshwater bodies. The Albany Library theatrette was packed to hear Eugene and Carol’s stories of place and their hope that the whole community will share their concern and guardianship. Warriup Swamp is currently under threat from the City of Albany giving permission for water skiing on this sacred fresh water body which is also a waterbird refuge/nature reserve. Show your support for these outstanding Aboriginal elders by:
Writing a letter to the City of Albany Shire Councillors expressing your support for strengthening protection for Warriup Swamp and disallowing water skiing. Giving councillors a call to discuss/educate is also useful.
Give a donation to the Green Skills Gondwana Wetlands program to help protect and restore swamps and wetlands. Make cheques payable to Green Skills Inc PO Box 577 Denmark, WA 6333. DIRECT DEPOSIT – NAB Green Skills Inc BSB: 086 595 Account No: 5587 85855.