Intrepid Landcare came to Bunbury on 5 May to spark creativity in the way young people are engaged in environmental action. Environmental leaders from around the South West attended the free workshop, including representatives from the Green Army, Leschenault Catchment Council and Katanning Landcare.
The Intrepid Landcare facilitators, Naomi Edwards and Megan Rowlatt, shared tips and ideas on how to co-design projects with young people and their community, in a way that combines adventure, culture and conservation. Local leaders got the chance to bust assumptions about the lack of young people volunteering in Landcare, and discover the benefits of volunteering to design some inspiring projects.
South West Catchments Council (SWCC) Communications and Engagement Manager, Sharon Upston, said, “The workshop prompted us all to reflect on what inititally attracted us to get involved in Landcare, and how powerful it can be to share personal stories to inspire others.”
If you are a young person or know of a young person who is eager to create change for the south west environment, connect with SWCC to hear about the opportunities.
The workshop was supported by SWCC, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.