Conserving and restoring our natural environment
The South West of Western Australia is one of 34 recognised global biodiversity hotspots.
Our contribution to conserving and restoring our natural environment is vitally important and it relies on community and volunteer involvement.
Green Skills does much more than fence off vegetation and plant trees
Protecting ecology means considering the needs of all plant and animal species. Green Skills has a range of species focused projects, like Balijup Fauna Sanctuary – a predator-free sanctuary for securing the future for some of the unique and threatened native marsupials of the South Coast region.
Protecting and Celebrating Birds
Green Skills protects wetland habitat, monitors shorebird migration, and increases knowledge and appreciation of birds in the South Coast region.
The report outlines the findings of a Hooded Plover and Salt Lakes foreshore conservation project in the North Stirlings. The project undertook Hooded Plover surveys on lakes in the Cranbrook area with Hooded Plover and other shorebird sightings regisgtered on the...
Between the 9th and 11th February 2018, Green Skills held a "Seeing Like an Eagle" eco art and photographic weekend at the Porongurup in conjunction with the Friends of The Porongurup group. The weekend had input from artist Nikki Green (nikkigreen.com.au) and...
On Wednesday 14th February 2018 , Green Skills and Gillamii Centre held a "Help The Hoodie" field trip around salt lakes on farms in the Cranbrook area. The field trip commenced at the Bob’s Lake Bird hide, on the Lehmann farm, north east of Cranbrook and visited 4...
Wed 31st January 2018 The Denmark Men's Shed has helped repair and maintain a bird hide at the Green Skills' Denmark Wetland Centre, Green Skills with help from the Denmark Men’s Shed have just completed an upgrade to the Bird Hide ( also called the Ornitarium)...
Gone into weedy wattle withdrawal over the new year? Never fear, busy bees are back! Come help us get on top of a significantly manageable infestation which will protect bushland on the property and in nearby Torndirrup national park. Morning tea, lunch and tea/coffee...
Green Skills, Australian Bluegums Plantation staff and community volunteers joined forces in November to control a large stand of invasive Sydney golden wattle on a private property in Littlegrove near Albany. Green Skills has a long-running program fighting the...
Eco-Art Workshops in 2018 Friday 19th, 2pm to Sunday 21st, 2pm January, 2018 * Join award winning Noongar artist and Aboriginal Elder, Joey Williams of Poornarti Aboriginal Tours, at the Poornarti Art Studio in Denmark. * Enjoy a focus on local rivers...
Focus on Goanna ( Karda) Survey at Balijup - 14 Dec 2017 On Thursday 14th December 2017 South Coast NRM joined forces with Green Skills to run a field-day focussing on Goanna (Karda) Trapping with Noongar people at Balijup Fauna Sanctuary. Minang Elder Eugene Eades...
Green Skills Inc staff Rosie Smith, Aaron Banks and Dylan Lehmann were out and about at Montgomery's Hill vineyard near Albany last week, giving a large stand of Sydney golden wattle some much-needed chainsaw therapy. Ably assisted by the vineyard's new owner and his...
What our partners have to say
“No gifts please” took a fresh twist for Annabelle Newbury’s recent milestone birthday party.
A long time Green Skills staff member since 1998, Annabelle has also been committed to the East Timorese community. So much so that her birthday party included a gift/fundraising register and silent auction for the Friends of Suai/Covalima scholarship program.
“I volunteered at the Covalima Community Centre in Suai (East Timor) for 3 months in 2013, and saw first hand the needs of this community. I wanted to give them ongoing support, and let them know that I hadn’t forgotten about them. I know that this scholarship will make a real difference not just to the scholarship recipient, but to the whole community.” Annabelle Newbury, Green Skills Perth Manager.
Annabelle’s party raised $5,160 towards a Community Development scholarship for a female student from Covalima district to study at the national university in Dili.
Green Skills is lucky to have committed, innovative and extraordinary staff. Happy Birthday Annabelle!
For more information on the Friends of Suai scholarship program, visit http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/friendsofsuai.htm
Wilson Wetlands Action Group (WWAG) has utilised the services offered by Green Skills Ecojobs Environmental Personnel for a number of years on our varied projects within Canning River Regional Park.
The office staff are helpful and efficient in dealing with bookings and staffing requests when we contact them. Field staff are punctual and arrive ready to start the tasks of the day. They are professional and understand the complexities of working within fragile conservation areas. With background and interest in the work staff are often able to offer constructive input which contributes to the successful outcome of the project.
Wilson Wetlands Action Group
With passion and knowledge regarding local issues, Green Skills has assisted WICC to achieved measurable benefits to the biodiversity throughout the catchment area.
Their team communication skills and ability to deliver timely project management with measurable outcomes is second to none in our region. I have no doubt that WICC and Green Skills will continue their excellent working relationship into the future.
Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee
‘South Coast Learn For Life’ Program.
Green Skills took a lead role encouraging and facilitating opportunities for local people to share their passions, skills and knowledge and develop their own facilitating skills. It is always a pleasure to work with an organisation that has the systems and the flexibility to act quickly and respond to opportunities that understand, develop and enhance regional community living in ways that that embrace diversity, people, community and environment. We truly look forward to working creatively and collaboratively into the future.
The Shire of Denmark acknowledges the contribution of Green Skills, as a reputable community not-for-profit organisation, in providing environmental services and training for the betterment of the Denmark community and beyond in working towards a sustainable future.
Shire of Denmark
Emerging Community Leadership Program’ for the Department of Regional Development,
Green Skills have brought significant experience in facilitating community engagement and supporting our leadership for sustainability initiatives. With their extensive network of regional contacts across southern WA, they helped us to recruit program participants, and to co-facilitate the program’s adult-learning workshops. The program received positive feedback from program participants and its success was, in no small measure, due to the expertise and support that Louise and Dawn brought to this project.
Ecojobs Services have been excellent, with works attended to and completed on time, to a high standard and within the quoted budget. The personnel are reliable, professional and prompt when working for the City. We have no hesitation in recommending Ecojobs for similar scope of works and looks forward to continuing to work with Green Skills services into the future.
City of Cockburn
Green Skills have provided services including manual and chemical weed control, Fire Access Way maintenance, pruning, watering, lake and bushland litter removal and cleanups. More recently they have provided temporary personnel under the WALGA preferred supplier contract. Their performance has always been to a high standard in a range of tasks.
The personnel they have available are at or above the required level of knowledge, training and skills for the works requested. Their Team Leaders are professional and communication and administration requirements have at all times been to a high standard. I highly recommend Green Skills Inc based on my experience with them.
Supervisor – Natural Areas
City of Joondalup
Get In Touch
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