The CSBP Coastal Connections Challenge (CCCC) steering committee consists of local youth leaders who work in partnership with CSBP, Perth NRM, Millennium Kids, City of Kwinana and the City of Rockingham to design a two day youth led forum for up to 100 young people to get together to Conserve, Grow and Inspire. They have been working on this project since October 2019 and have recently regrouped for weekly planning and action delivery in the lead up to the event in late March 2020.
On the 30 January the CCCC steering committee undertook a tour of various locations and hands on activities in order to better understand the issues facing Rockingham/Kwinana coastal areas, marine life and marine life. The first stop was to CSBP situated in the heavy industrial area of Kwinana where youth leaders met with a scientist and an environmental officer to understand the nature of chemicals handled and manufactured at this plant and how they treat the waste water that is used in the manufacturing process. The team discussed the issues of feral cats and foxes predating local wildlife and how they could work with the community to solve this problem.
Following this the tour continued to Wells Park, Kwinana Beach where the youth leaders conducted an activity with the Perth NRM to audit waste, followed by some lunch and a planning session at the Cockburn Wetland Environmental Centre.
The tour was rounded out with a visit to Native ARC, a native animal and wildlife rehabilitation facility where youth leaders learnt about the impacts of industry, humans and other animals on native wildlife.
The CSPB Coastal Connections Challenge is will be held in Rockingham over two days: Friday 27 & Saturday 28 March 2020.
If you’re aged between 10 and 24 and consider yourself a bit of an eco-warrior or simply curious and think you’re up for the Coastal Connections Challenge, please head to the website to find our more information and to register your team: https://www.perthnrm.com/support/coastal-connection-challenge
For further information, contact Project Leader: Kath Broderick, e: firstname.lastname@example.org or m: 0499 104 377.
Thanks for the article and photos AP.