From the desk of Catherine, South Coast Enviro-Experiences. 

This year’s Albany and Regional Volunteer Service’s ‘Thank A Volunteer Day’ event, supported by South Coast Enviro Experiences, celebrated their 20th Anniversary at the Princess Royal Sailing Club in Little Grove. The fabulously colourful Liz Jack (aka Gertrude Welleze) was the MC for the morning and helped celebrate and commemorate this special occasion. The amazing crowd of volunteers were honoured to be addressed by the new mayor, with countless gratuitous speeches from volunteer managers recognising the huge efforts of their passionate and generous volunteers. 

It was great to hear from the City of Albany Reserves leading hand, Kynan McAllister, speaking on behalf of the team of community busy bee bushcarers who meet fortnightly to eradicate weeds from our local bush reserves.  Also, from Atlanta Veld who has been working with the City of Albany and the Save Our Snake-Necked Turtle team from Murdoch University to collectively manage 33 turtle tracker volunteers who have put in over 495 volunteers hours and saved over 289 turtles. Amazing efforts! 

The volunteers all deserved the sumptuous morning tea provided by the Fat Scone’s Tracey Sleeman, the sharing of the celebratory 20th Anniversary cake and the wonderful thank you gifts. 

If you would like to join your local environmental volunteers and get access to some amazing environmental activities, information sessions and rewarding citizen science events, sign up to South Coast Enviro Experiences volunteer web platform.  

The South Coast Enviro-Experiences project is supported by Lotterywest.