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Warriup Swamp protection

Warriup Swamp protection

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:

Viewing and sharing the videos: Warriup Swamp and  Moolyup Swamp

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.

Albany elders Carol Pettersen and Eugene Aedes passing on cultural knowledge to next generation.  Warriup has recently been added to registered Aboriginal sites (See Weekender articles)

Warriup Swamp – a sacred kepi – freshwater body – threatened by water skiing.  Photo Kath Gray (See water quality monitoring data sheet 1and data sheet 2)

A travel post at Ningaloo on the power of reflection

A travel post at Ningaloo on the power of reflection

We are animals, we eat, we love, we fight, we poo, we feel. We dress it up to appear that we are above nature and our natures.

A butterfly is more beautiful, it does not destruct as it goes.

My eye is drawn to a piece of plastic rubbish cast aside at the edge of camp paradise. A symbol of thoughtless impact with every step we take.

Why not a pause before footprint, to place the foot oh so softly looking to minimize disturbance, to observe the imprint, to learn before the next step.