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Farewell Aline

It’s a sad day for the Perth Office as Aline says goodbye to Green Skills for the last time.

Aline has been a part of Green Skills since 2001 and in the last few years made an outstanding impact with her hugely popular Bees Wax Wraps workshops and Modern Cloth Nappies projects.

Her warmth and enthusiasm was infectious and the Perth Office will not be the same without her.

All the best for the future Aline. We are sure you’ll do amazing things.

Combatting dune erosion at Coogee Beach

Combatting dune erosion at Coogee Beach

Visitors to Coogee Beach will notice Ecojobs staff working in the dunes – not trampling, but using a technique called “brushing”.

This rehabilitation method involves using tree and shrub branches to stabilise dunes. Native branches create a microclimate that protects and shades sand, increases water infiltration, reduces erosion and wind speed, deters traffic, and traps sand. The essential conditions for revegetation.

Ecojobs team members Perry, Mitch and Ben have been working with the City of Cockburn on this coastline protection initiative.

Meet the Team: Mystine Brown

Meet the Team: Mystine Brown

With the start of the 2019/2020 financial year, Green Skills welcomed two new permanent members of staff: Steven Spragg and Mystine Brown.

Mystine has been a longtime Ecojobs casual, since July 2016. She is a versatile member of Ecojobs, from hand-weeding and chemical weed control to  local government Natural Resource Management positions.

Mystine is also a qualified swimming teacher.

A great skill set to have on the team. Welcome Mystine!

Record planting Day for Yellagonga Regional Park

Record planting Day for Yellagonga Regional Park

Perth Ecojobs plants record-breaking number of seedlings in Yellagonga Regional Park, 30 minutes north of the CBD.

Reserve maintenance is always busy in Winter with planting jobs. But the one at Beenyup Swamp (Yellagonga Regional Park) saw a whopping 11,000 seedlings planted!

“It’s our biggest 1-day job to date, and we were all done by 1pm!” said Ecojobs Supervisor Ben Atkinson.  

With Beenyup Swamp being the main source of nutrients entering Lake Joondalup, the newly planted sedges will strip nutrients and improve overall water quality.

This planting event is part of a 2 year DBCA (Dept of Biodiveristy Conservation and Attractions) project to rehabilitate the wetlands of Yellagonga –  Lake Joondalup, Lake Goollelal, Beenyup Swamps and Walluburnup Swamp.